Meaning and Name Origin
Anise \a-ni-se\ 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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Anice.
Anise is an uncommon given name for females. Anise is an equivalently unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Anise and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Anise (#unlisted) are Agnes, Aine, Anais, Anika (#519 last year), Anissa, Anita, Anne (#553), Annie (#311), Annis, Juniper (#490) and Onie. Adoption of these girl names was at its peak during the years 1890-1899 and has become much lower since, with forms like Agnes, Anita, Anne, Annis and Onie falling out of style. Anika (#519) and Juniper (#490) are two of the more contemporarily stylish girl names here. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Anise is pronounced similarly to Unice and Uniss. Other suggested similar baby names are Alise, Amice, Amisa, Ange, Angie▼, Anikee, Anique, Anisa, Anisah and Anisha. These names tend to be more commonly used than Anise.