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What does Anissa mean?

Anissa \a-nissa, an(is)-sa\ as a name for girls. Anissa's roots are Greek and Hebrew, and the meaning of Anissa is "pure, holy; satisfaction; He (God) has favored me". Anissa is a variant of Agnes (Greek). Anissa is also a variant of Anice (Greek). Anissa is also used as a form of Anne (Hebrew) and Annis (Greek).


Anissa has 5 variants: Anessa, Annisa, Annisah, Anyssa and Inessa.

Anissa has 35 more related variations via Agnes, Anice, Anne, Annis: Agness, Agnessa, Agnesse, Ana, Anais, Ania, Anica, Anicka, Anika, Aniko, Anis, Anise, Anisha, Anita, Anitra, Anka, Anna, Annes, Annest, Anniesse, Annina, Annise, Annora, Annus, Annuska, Annys, Anona, Anouska, Anushka, Anuska, Anya, Anyshka, Anysia, Asya and Nessa.


Anissa is a very prominent first name for females (#1410 out of 4276, Top 33%) but an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Anissa for girls. Anissa entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its apex rank of #414 in the U.S. in 1993, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Anissa name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Anissa and associated names. Agnes, Ana (#222 last year), Anais, Anika (#519), Anita, Anitra, Anna (#34), Anne (#553), Annis and Anya (#472) are the popular variation forms of Anissa. Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread during the years 1910-1919 (usage of 0.4183%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.2909%, down 30.4%), with the versions Agnes, Anissa, Anita, Anne and Annis falling out of fashion. Ana (#222), Anika (#519) and Anya (#472) are three of the more chic girl names among these, with Ana going through a rekindling in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Agnes, Ana, Anais, Anika, Anissa, Anita, Anitra, Anna, Anne, Annis, Anya in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Anissa is pronounced similarly to Anisa, Anisah and Annissa. Other suggested similar baby names are Alissa, Amisa, Amisha, Amissa and Anusha. These names tend to be less frequently used than Anissa.