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Friday, January 30, 2009

What is the Dutch name for Anna?

Saja423 asked
QUESTION: In regards to a daughter named Anna, born in 1794: Would the Dutch have called someone named Anna ..."Effa" or "Effie"?

MY ANSWER: Effie is the equivalent of Eva, not Anna. Anna would be Annatje or even Anneken but not Effie or Efje.

See Dutch Names & Nicknames for help with these Dutch-English name equivalents

1 comment:

  1. Anna is also a common Dutch name, so we may just have called her Anna. Or Annie. Or Ans. Or An.