Meaning and name origin
Anissa \a-nissa, an(is)-sa\ as a girl's name is of Greek and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Anissa is "pure, holy; satisfaction". Anissa is a variant of Agnes (Greek): Latin form of the Greek name Hagnes, from the feminine form of "hagnos". Also a variant of Anice (Greek): also possibly variant of Agnes, Ann or Anise. Anissa is also used as a variant of Annis (Greek).
Anissa is a very popular first name for females (#1410 out of 4276, Top 33%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Anissa for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Anissa and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ann (#945), Annis, Agnes and Anissa. (2014 statistics).
Anissa is also pronounced similarly to Anisa, Anisah and Annissa. Other suggested similar baby names are Alissa, Amisa, Amissa, Anica, Anicka, Anika, Anis, Anise, Anisha, Anusha, Anuska and Anysia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Anissa.