Annalise Name Meaning & Origin

Annalise

Pronunciation: a-nə-LEES (key)

Origin of the name Annalise:

Scandinavian combination name composed of Anne (gracious, full of grace) and Liese (God is my oath).

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Pronounced ahn-ah-LEES or ANNAH-lees.

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My name is Annalise and I'm 18 years old. My mum named me after her best friend. When I was in high school I found out that nobody could pronounce my name, some people even called me "analysis". At university there is a girl named Anneliese and everyone can pronounce that correctly for some reason. I absolutely love my name and I wouldn't change it for the world.

My name is Annalise and I absolutely love it. It is a name that is unique yet combined from two more familiar names, Anna and Lisa. At school there are so many Lucys and Emmas, I find it empowering to have a name that not everyone has. The only problem I have with it is that it is constantly misspelled.

My best friend is Annalise Rose, and she goes by Anna. She is amazing. She's an amazing artist, smart, pretty, kind, plays basketball and flute and is just pure awesome. Anyone who has this name is lucky.

My name is Annalise and I love it. I can not think of any name that could better fit me. I always get compliments on it! My only problem is that people always misspell it, like Analise, Annalice, or Annailce. Also, once someone pronounced it like (ahn-ah-lize). But I love it.

Nicknames for Annalise: | Edit

Ann, Annie, Lise, Lisa, Lee, Annalie, Anna, Lisey

Meanings and history of the name Annalise: | Edit

Meaning of name: "Grace of God." "God has graced me with a son." "God's promise of Grace." "Graced with God's bounty." "Favored Grace."

Means "Graceful Light" in Danish.

Origin of name: Scandinavian (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish)

History: "Anna" is a varient of the Hebrew name "Hannah" meaning "grace." In the Bible, Hannah was mother of the prophet Samuel. Being barren, she asked God to bless her with a child, and her prayer was answered. Hence, the name can be thought to mean "God has graced me with a son." Also, "Anna" or more commonly "Anne" is believed to be the name of the Virgin Mary's mother. Mary's father is believed to have had the name "Joachim."

"Lise" is a variant of the Hebrew name "Elizabeth" meaning "God's promise." In the New Testament, Elizabeth was the mother of John the Baptist. She thought herself incapable of having children until husband Zechariah was visited by the angel Gabriel, who told him his wife would have a son who "will be great in the sight of the Lord!" Soon, John the Baptist, was born. John the Baptist was cousin to Jesus Christ.

Famous real-life people named Annalise: | Edit

Anne Frank's given name was Annelies Marie Frank.
Anneliese van der Pol, Dutch-American actress known for playing Chelsea Daniels in the Disney channel show "That's So Raven"

Annalise in song, story & screen: | Edit

There is a popular polka in Germany called the "Anneliese Polka."
Annalise the main character in How to Get Away with Murder.

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