Annelise Name Meaning & Origin
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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Annelise is a very old-fashioned German name.
Pronunciation varies from culture to culture; in many European countries the usual pronunciation of this name is AHN-ah-lee-zeh. Sometimes pronunced in the old English variation "Anna Lise" (ANN-a-lees.)
Commentary from parenting.com on name Annalise:
"On the same romantic wavelength as Annabelle, Annelise is slightly more idiosyncratic -- call her Lisi for short."
- Personal experiences with the name Annelise
My name is Annelise and I absolutely love having it. It is a name that is unique yet made from two more familiar names. I find it empowering to have a name that not everyone has. The only problems I have with it are constant misspellings.
my name is anneliese and im 18 yrs old it was my moms name back when she was in german class in h.s when i was in h.s i found out that nobody could pernonce my name!!!!! first or last. in h.s there was another girl with my name but she didnt spell it the way i do i absolutly love my name and wouldnt change it for the world except maybe when im signing something then my name gets in the way lol
My name is Annelise. I love the name, and i only know two other Annelises. Everybody tells me its a pretty name, but nobody can ever spell it right, which is kind of annoying. Also, people assume that they can call me Anna, Anne, and Annie,
and while i prefer the whole name, some of my friends will call me annie just to annoy me. Overall, i like the name a lot though.
My cousin is called Annelise. I have always liked the name.
- Nicknames for Annelise
Anna, Anne, Annie, Anna-banana, Liesey, Lies, Lisibean, Lisabelle, Lisi-Bedisie, Lisa,Lisa
- Meanings and history of the name Annelise
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: "Anne" 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 literally means "God has graced me with a son." Also, "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 varient 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!" And so son, John the Baptist, was born. John the Baptist was cousin to Jesus Christ.
- Famous real-life people named Annelise
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"
- Annelise in song, story & screen
There is a popular polka in Germany called the "Anneliese Polka."