[ 3 syll. a-nis-sa, an-i-ssa ] The baby girl name Anissa is pronounced as ahNIHS-aa- †. Anissa is primarily used in the English and Arabic languages, and its language of origin is Old Greek and Arabic. From Arabic roots, its meaning is friendly - in this context, Anissa can be used in the Arabic and English languages. The name was made known by the child actress Anissa Jones (1958-1976).
In addition, Anissa is an English form of the Dutch, English, German, and Scandinavian name Agnes.
Anissa is rare as a baby name for girls. At the modest peak of its usage in 1971, 0.041% of baby girls were given the name Anissa. It ranked at #347 then. The baby name has since dropped out of favor, and is now used on a very light scale. In 2018, out of the group of girl names directly linked to Anissa, Ann was the most regularly used.
Baby names that sound like Anissa include Aamena, Aaminah, Aanisah, Aanisha, Aeniesha, Ahana, Ahanah, Ahanna, Ahannah, Ahiemsa, Ahimsa, Aianna, Ainhoah, Amachey, Amachi, Amachie, Amachy, Amachye, Amaha, and Amaiah.
† Pronunciation for Anissa: AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"
A famous person named Anissa is Actress, Anissa Jones, born Mary Anissa Jones, 11 March 1958 - 28 August 1976, West Lafayette, Indiana.