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What does Anissa mean?

Anissa [anis-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 form of Agnes (Greek) with the prefix Ani-. Anissa is also a variant of Anice (Greek). Anissa is also used as a form of Anne (Hebrew) and Annis (Greek).

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin).


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

Anissa has 35 more relations 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.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Anasa, Anista, ..

(male) Anisal, Anisman, ..

How popular is Anissa?

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. Demographics)


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

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 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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 (#1272 last year), Agness, Ana (#222), Anais (#1112), Anessa, Ania, Anice, Anika (#519), Anis, Anisha, Anita (#1390), Anitra, Anna (#34), Anne (#553), Annis, Anona, Anushka, Anya (#472), Anyssa and Asya are the popular variation forms of Anissa. Usage of these relations of Anissa was well-received 134 years ago (adoption of 8.21%) and is now significantly less (adoption 0.68%, 92%), with versions like Agnes becoming less fashionable. Anika and Anya are two of the more chic girl names among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anissa, Agnes, Agness, Ana, Anais in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anessa, Ania, Anice, Anika, Anis in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anisha, Anita, Anitra, Anna, Anne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Annis, Anona, Anushka, Anya, Anyssa, Asya 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 names are Abisha, Aeisha, Ailsa, Aisha, Aisia, Alessa, Alisa, Alisha, Alisia, Alissa, Alissah, Alisse, Alista, Allissa, Alyssa, Amica, Amika, Amisa, Amisha, Amissa, Anaca, Anaka, Analissa, Aneese, Aniela, Anikee, Anima, Anina, Aninna, Anique, Anitia, Aniya, Anja, Annaka, Anneka, Annica, Annika, Anoesj (see Anna), Anusha, Arista, Arlissa, Arnessa, Arnisha, Assa, Aunika, Ayisa, Ayisha, Brissa, Crissa, Denissa, Elissa, Ilissa, Janissa, Krissa, Lissa, Nissa, Odissa, Raissa, Trissa, Ulissa, Uniss and Vanissa. These names tend to be less frequently used than Anissa.