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What does Anniston mean?

Anniston Pronunciation of Anniston as a girls' name is of English origin. Surname and place name of a city in Calhoun County in the state of Alabama. The name may also mean "Agnes' town" (see Annis). Use as a given name is influenced by its similarity to Addison and the popularity of actress Jennifer Aniston. Her father's surname was actually Anastassakis, from Greek Anastasia meaning "resurrection". The -akis ending in Greek surnames is used to identify ones origin from Crete or the Aegean Islands.

ASSOCIATED WITH An-, -ton, greek, resurrection (life)






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How popular is Anniston?

Anniston is a rare given name for women. Anniston is an equivalently unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Anniston entered the list in 2010 and reached its highest position of #905 in the U.S. in 2014, and is at #1035 presently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anniston name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Anniston (#1035 IN RECENT RANKINGS) are Addison (#24), Anastasia (#216), Aniston (#1485), Adison and Annis. Other variants, like Adisson, are seldom used. These forms of Anniston were at the height of their popularity in 2007 (MEDIAN #1175) and are somewhat less common today (#1126, 28% LESS USAGE), with the version Adison becoming somewhat outmoded. Anastasia and Anniston are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anniston, Addison, Adison, Anastasia, Aniston, Annis in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Addeson, Addyson, Adison, Adisson, Adyson, Affton, Aislin, Aislyn, Alisan, Alison, Alisoun, Alisson, Alisun, Allisann (see Alison), Allison, Allisoun, Allisson, Allisun (see Alice), Allysson, Alyson, Anais, Anastay, Aniko, Anis, Anisa, Anisah, Anise, Anisette, Anissa, Anitia, Anitra, Annais, Annaymone (see Anemone), Annes, Annesonia (see Ansonia), Annest, Annet, Annette, Anni, Annice, Anniceta (see Aniceta), Annicetta (see Aniceta), Annick, Annida, Annie, Annimae, Annina, Annisa, Annisah, Annise, Annissa, Annita, Annitra (see Anita), Annitta (see Anita), Annona, Annot, Annsonia (see Ansonia), Annus, Annushka, Annuska, Annys, Antigone, Arista, Arnisha, Arnit, Aston, Austyn, Briton, Britton, Christon, Jamison, Lison, Madison, Madisson and Maison. These names tend to be more frequently used than Anniston.