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What does Anais mean?

Anais Pronunciation of Anais [anais] as a girls' name is pronounced ah-NAH-eece. It is of French and Hebrew origin. Anas is a variant of Ana.


Anais has 1 variant: Anayas.

Affiliated girl names: Anahi and Agnes.

4 more relations via Ana: Analee, Anarosa, Anica and Anka.

Creative forms:
(female) Ahais, Anail, ..

(male) Anaas, Anas, ..

Middle name pairings:
Anais Brynlee (A.B.), ..

How popular is Anais?

Anais is an uncommonly occurring given name for women. Anais is an unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Anais was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its apex position of #845 in the U.S. in 1992, and is at #1034 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anais name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anais outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Agnes (#1272 in recent rankings), Ana (#211), Anahi (#618) and Analee are the popular varying forms of Anais (#1034 in recent rankings). These forms of Anais were at the top of their popularity 125 years ago (adoption of 0.5%) and have become much less popular since (adoption 0.1%, 71%). Ana is a constant favorite, although Anais seems to be becoming a favorite too, while Agnes is now somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anais, Agnes, Ana, Anahi, Analee in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Agnes outside U.S.

Similar Names

Anais is pronounced similarly to Agna, Aina, Anaya, Anayeh, Ania, Aniya, Anna, Annah, Annais, Anni, Annie, Anny, Anya, Ayana, Ena, Enaya, Ina, Inah, Inaya, Iynaia, Oni, Onie, Una, Unagh and Unah. Other suggested similar names are Adair, Agneis, Ailis, Alaia, Alair, Alais, Alaisa, Alanis, Aldis, Alis, Allis, Amaia, Amaris, Anaca, Anafa, Anaka, Analia, Analisa, Analise, Anani, Anat, Anath, Anci, Andi, Andie, Angie, Angil, Anis, Anisa, Anise, Anki, Annes, Annis, Annisa, Annise, Annus, Annys, Antia, Ardis, Artis, Avis, Ennis, Innis, Janais, Tais and Thais. These names tend to be more frequently used than Anais.

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