For the past year I’ve been compiling famous names to list on my name numerology website. These are all noted individuals, but who are the most famous? Today let’s count down the most famous women named Ann and Anne.
The most famous people (based on online chatter) with the first name Ann or Anne are:
10. Ann Wilson – Musician, notably in the band Heart (Magic Man, Barracuda, These Dreams)
9. Anne Bancroft – Actress (The Graduate, The Turning Point, Agnes of God)
8. Anne McCaffrey – Author (Dragonriders of Pern series, The Brain and Brawn Ship series, The Crystal Singer series)
7. Ann Curry – Television journalist and news anchor (Today)
6. Ann Miller – Actress and Singer (Easter Parade, On the Town, Mulholland Drive)
5. Anne Boleyn – Queen of England as the second wife of King Henry VIII
4. Anne Heche – Actress (Wag the Dog, Six Days Seven Nights, Men in Trees)
3. Anne Rice – Author (The Vampire Chronicles series including Interview with the Vampire, The Lives of the Mayfair Witches series, The Life of Christ series)
2. Anne Frank – World War 2 Holocost victim and Author of a diary first published as “The Diary of a Young Girl”
…and the most famous woman named Ann or Anne is…
1. Anne Hathaway – Actress (The Princess Diaries, The Devil Wears Prada, Rachel Getting Married)
Not making the top 10 list were Ann Landers – Psuedonym for multiple advice column writers of “Ask Ann Landers”, Ann Reinking – Stage Actress, Dancer, and Choreographer (Dancin’, All That Jazz, Bye Bye Birdie), Anne Bonny – Carribean Pirate in the 1700s, Anne Bradstreet – Writer and Poet (Verses upon the Burning of our House July 10th 1666, The Author to Her Book), Anne Bronte – Novelist and Poet (Agnes Grey, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Poems by Currer Ellis and Acton Bell), Anne Golon – French Author (Angélique the Marquise of the Angels, Angélique in Love, Angélique and the Ghosts), Anne Klein – Fashion Designer and Founder of Anne Klein and Co, Anne Meara – Actress and Comedian (The Stiller and Meara Show, Archie Bunker’s Place), Anne Perry – Author (Inspector William Monk series, Inspector Thomas Pitt series), Anne Royall – Journalist and Author (Letters from Alabama, Sketches of History Life and Manners in the United States), Anne Sullivan – Teacher and Companion of Helen Keller, and Anne Tyler – Pulitzer Prize winning Author (The Accidental Tourist, Back When We Were Grownups, Breathing Lessons).
An excellent mix of Anns and Annes with one Queen (Boleyn), one musician (Wilson), one journalist (Curry), three authors (Frank, Rice, and McCaffrey), and four actresses (Hathaway, Heche, Miller, and Bancroft). Excellent to see that Anne Frank, who died as a teenager in the 1940s, is still so remembered.
I compiled this list by searching for each of the Anns or Annes on a number of search engines and ranking them by the number of web pages, discussion forums, photos, videos, etc that are available online.