Anissa Name Meaning & Origin
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Anissa is also the French spelling of an Arabic name (spelt Aneesa in English) which means "lovable".
Anissa can also be a variant of the Arabic name Anisa.
Like others have said, this is also a variant of the Arabic name Anisa. Here in France, Anissa is mostly used by people of North African origin. Every Anissa I know is either Moroccan or Algerian - I've never heard of an ethnic Frenchwoman with this name. As for Anissa Jones, she was half Lebanese through her mother, which is probably where her parents got the name.
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My daughter name was Anissa. Pronounced Ah-nee-sa. If someone pronounced it wrong she would proudly correct them. She was as adorable as her name.
This name looks like the Arabic name Anisa with an extra 's' added in. Anisa means 'friendly' in Arabic. I have a friend named Anisa. I think it's really pretty and it suits her.
My husband's mistress named their daughter Anissa. She's 4 now. I never met her, but I'm sure she'll be a happy child as long as her parents raise her right.
My name is Anissa. I am Italian, Polish and Hungarian. My mom heard this name when she was young and liked that it was different and pretty. Growing up as Anissa in the midst of Jennifers and Lindas was difficult at times. Over the years I grew into my name and appreciated it being unique. Most common comments over my 48 years is, your name is different, so pretty..
This is my cousins middle name and she loves it! her full name is brielle Anissa.
I named my daughter Anissa. She is the only Anissa in her high school, but she loves her name. It suits her musical & artistic personality. It is an Arabic name meaning friendly. People do frequently mispronounced her name but it doesn't bother her.
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The meaning of the name “Anissa” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.
Arabic meaning: Friendly
Hebrew meaning: Grace;favour
Latin meaning: Grace;favour
Japanese meaning: Apricot from Nara
Sanskrit meaning: Grain
- Famous real-life people named Anissa: | Edit
Anissa Jones, American actress
Anissa Helou, renowned cookbook author
Anissa Rodriguez, the bassist of Eyes Set To Kill
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Anissa is the name of a female character in Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility. She is graceful and pretty, and this name suits her.