The barren wife of Elkanah of Ramathaim, she was frequently reproached by his other wife, Peninnah, for this fact. She poured out her grief before the Lord at Shiloh, and promised that if she had a son she would give him into God's service. She and her husband had a son, and she named him Samuel ("name of God" or "God hears"), since God had heard her plea.
Hannah is the mother of the prophet Samuel, who, through her prayers, is rewarded a child. She herself is also considered a prophet. Hannah's prayer becomes the model, in rabbinic Judaism, for prayer in general.
nickname for Anna or Susannah Example
The wife of Elkanah and mother of Samuel; she prayed for a son; after Samuel was born she dedicated him to God's service at Shiloh. See Chapter 8.
Hebrew for English (Greek and Latin) Anna (Aramaic Khanna). A prophetess. Lu 2:36.
Hannah (also occasionally transliterated as Chana) (Hebrew: ×—× ×” - Grace / favour / charm) was a wife of Elkanah mentioned in the Books of Samuel. According to the Hebrew Bible she was the mother of Samuel, The Hebrew word "Hannah" has multiple meanings and interpretations such as beauty or passionate.