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).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Anelise, Anneliese, Annelise, Lise

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Nicknames for Annalise

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

Meanings and history of the name Annalise

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

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

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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