Origin of the name NANNIE.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name NANNIE.
A Scottish pet form of Anne
(q.v.), meaning "compassion, grace." (History of Christian Names,
Yonge, 1884). Usage: America, Ireland, Scotland.
Nannie Helen Burroughs (d. 1961), was an African
American businesswoman, educator, orator, and religious leader.
Nannie Lambert Power O'Donoghue (d. 1940), was an Irish equestrian,
journalist, novelist, musician, and social activist. (Wiki)