Meaning and name origin
Anise \a-ni-se\ as a girl's 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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Anice.
Anise is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Anise and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Juniper (#490), Anne (#553) and Agnes. (2014 statistics).
Anise is also pronounced similarly to Annice, Annis, Annise, Unice and Uniss. Other suggested similar baby names are Alise, Amice, Amisa, Anais, Ange, Angie, Anica, Anika, Anikee, Aniko, Anique, Anisa, Anisah, Anisha, Anissa, Anke and Annisa. These names tend to be more commonly used than Anise.