[ 3 syll. a-nai(s), an-a-is ] The baby girl name Anais is pronounced as aa-Naa-IY-Z †. Anais is mainly used in the French language, and it is of Persian and Hebrew origin. An original form of Anais is Anaitis (Persian). In Persian mythology, Anaitis is the goddess of love.
In addition, Anais is a variant form of Anna in the French language.
Variant forms share the origin and meaning of the name Anais.
Anais is an unusual baby name for girls. Its usage peaked modestly in 2006 with 0.015% of baby girls being given the name Anais. It ranked at #869 then. The baby name has since experienced a steep fall in frequency, and is today of irregular use. In 2016, among the group of girl names directly linked to Anais, Anna was the most popular.
Baby names that sound like Anais include Aamena, Aaminah, Aanisah, Aanisha, Aeniesha, Ahana, Ahanah, Ahanna, Ahannah, Ahiemsa, Ahimsa, Aianna, Ainhoah, Amachey, Amachi, Amachie, Amachy, Amachye, Amaha, and Amaiah.
† English pronunciation for Anais: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)"
A famous person named Anais is Author Anais Nin, born 21 February 1903 - 1977, Neuilly, France.