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What does Anise mean?

Anise [an-ise] as a girls' name is pronounced a-NISS. Modern name from the aniseed plant (Old French "anis", from Latin and Greek). Other names derived from spices are Clove and Juniper. May also be a variant of Agnes or Anne.

Associated with: modern, plant (tree), greek.


Anise has 3 variants: Aneese, Anis and Anisette.

Affiliated girl name: Anice.

Anise has 64 more different relations via Agnes, Anne: Aggie, Aggye, Agi, Agie, Agneis, Agnese, Agness, Agnesse, Agnie, Agnus, Agote, Agye, Aine, Ana, Anabel, Anais, Anci, Anelie, Anessa, Anet, Anett, Anette, Anh, Ania, Anica, Anika, Aniko, Anissa, Anita, Anitra, Anka, Anke, Anki, Ann, Anna, Annais, Anneke, Annest, Anni, Annice, Annick, Annie, Anniesse, Annimae, Annina, Annis, Annisa, Annisah, Annise, Annus, Anny, Anona, Anouk, Antje, Anuska, Anya, Anyu, Ines, Nanice, Nanine, Nonie, Oni, Onie and Ynes.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Apise, Arise, ..

(male) Anaz, Aniseau, ..

How popular is Anise?

Anise is an uncommon given name for females. Anise is an equivalently unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Anise and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Anise (not ranked) are Aggie, Agnes (#1272 last year), Agness, Aine, Ana (#222), Anabel (#910), Anais (#1112), Anessa, Anette, Ania, Anice, Anika (#519), Anis, Anissa, Anita (#1390), Anitra, Ann (#945), Anna (#34), Anne (#553), Annice, Annie (#311), Annis, Anona, Anya (#472), Ines, Juniper (#490), Nonie and Onie. Usage of these relations of Anise was more pronounced among parents a century ago (adoption of 10.45%) and has become much reduced since (adoption 0.8%, 92% less). Anna is the continual favorite, though Anya has become trendy as well over time, while forms such as Annie have become less popular. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aggie, Agnes, Agness, Ana, Anabel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anais, Anessa, Anette, Ania, Anice in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anika, Anis, Anissa, Anita, Anitra in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ann, Anna, Anne, Annice, Annie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Annis, Anona, Anya, Ines, Juniper in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nonie, Onie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Agnes, Aine, Anika, Anna, Annie, Ines outside U.S.

Similar Names


Anise is pronounced similarly to Annys, Ennis, Eunice, Euniss, Innis, Unice and Uniss. Other suggested similar names are Adie, Adine, Aide, Ailse, Aime, Alice, Alie, Aline, Alis, Alisa, Alise, Alisse, Alisz, Aliye, Alize, Aloise, Alyse, Amice, Amie, Amiee, Amisa, Analise, Ande, Andee, Andie, Andre, Anelise, Ange, Angie, Angle, Anikee, Anima, Anina, Anique, Anisa, Anisah, Anisha, Aniya, Anthe, Aoife, Arie, Arisje, Arlise, Arnice, Ase, Avice, Avie, Avis, Ayisa, Azize, Danise, Denise, Elise, Ilise, Janise, Jenise, Lise, Loise, Luise, Renise, Rise and Venise. These names tend to be more commonly used than Anise.