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What does Annis mean?

Annis Pronunciation of Annis as a girls' name is pronounced a-NISS. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Annis is "satisfaction". May also have developed in the Middle Ages as a mainly Scottish form of Agnes, which means "holy" in Greek. Anysia is the name of a fourth-century Thessalonian saint. See also variants of Ann. Also form of Anice. Also form of Anne.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, scottish, saint


VARIANTS Anessa, Anissa, Annes, Annice, Annisa, Annys, Anysia, Anyssa

SEE ALSO Anniston

OTHER FORMS VIA AGNES, ANN Aggi, Aggie, Agi, Agie, Agna, Agnah, Agneis, Agnese, Agness, Agnie, Agnus, Aigneis, Ainah, Anais, Anis, Anise, Annais, Annest, Annie, Anniesse, Annisah, Annise, Ines, Ynes

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(male) Anas, ..

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How popular is Annis?

Annis is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2550 out of 4276, Top 60%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#6824 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Annis reached its peak position of #682 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not listed currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Annis appearing in the Top 2000 are Aggie, Agnes (#1204 FROM RECENT DATA), Agness, Anais (#848), Anessa, Anice, Anis, Anissa (#1825), Ann (#983), Anne (#599), Annice, Annie (#308), Anniston (#1099), Anyssa and Ines (#1678). Usage of these forms of Annis reached its most widespread in the 1880s (ADOPTION OF 2.2%) and has become much less since (ADOPTION 0.2%, DOWN 92%), with versions such as Anissa becoming less trendy. Anais and Anniston are two of the more trendy names for newborns here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Annis, Aggie, Agnes, Agness, Anais in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anessa, Anice, Anis, Anissa, Ann in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anne, Annice, Annie, Anniston, Anyssa, Ines in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Agnes, Annie, Ines outside U.S.

Similar Names

Annis is alike in pronunciation to Anayas, Aneese, Annus, Ennis, Euniss, Innes, Inness, Innis and Uniss. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Ailis, Alais, Alanis, Aldis, Alis, Allis, Anani, Anci, Andi, Andie, Angie, Angil, Ania, Anisa, Anki, Anna, Annah, Annda, Anner, Annet, Anngil, Anni, Annica, Annick, Annida, Annika, Annina, Annissa, Annita, Annot, Anny, Antia, Ardis, Arnit, Artis, Avis, Janis, Jannis, Jennis, Lenis and Tanis. These names tend to be less commonly used than Annis.