Anais is a Provençal French baby girl’s name that means “grace” and is a variant on the name Anna. Anais first became popular in the late 1980’s but has only appeared in the top 1000 a few times since then. Anais is a beautiful name, however, and a worthy alternative to the more common English version of the name.
Meaning of the name Anais:
Catalan, Galician, Occitan, French: grace
Origin of the name Anais:
Anais is a baby girl’s name of French origin that means “grace”. Anais is a Provencal variant of the English girl’s name Anna. Anais may also derive from Anahita, the Persian goddess of fertility and healing.
Symbolism of the name Anais:
Anais is associated with Anahita who is a goddess of water. Water is symbolic of healing, fertility, and purification.
Style of the name Anais:
Gender of the name Anais:
Anais is a girl's name.
Pronunciation of the name Anais:
A-NA-EES (French), ə-nə-EES (Catalan), a-na-EES (Catalan, Occitan)
Number of syllables in the name Anais:
Emotion evoked from the name Anais:
Anais evokes feelings of compassion and a strong spirit.
Alternative spellings for the name Anais:
Anaes, Anyse, Anise
Nicknames for the name Anais:
Popularity of the name Anais:
According to the Social Security Administration, Anais is a girl’s baby name that has been sporadically popular since the late 1980’s. Anais has appeared in the top 1000 names only ten times since 1988, peaking at #842 in 1992.
Related names for the name Anais:
Great middle names for the name Anais and their meanings:
- Mara (bitter)
- Sasha (defending men)
- Nicole (people of victory)
- Cassandra (shining)
- Celeste (heavenly)
- Estelle (star)
- Margot (pearl)
- Fleur (flower)
Famous people with the name Anais:
- Anais (French singer)
- Anaïs Aubert (French actress)
- Anais Pouliot (Canadian model)
- Anaïs Napoleón (French-Spanish photographer)
- Anaïs Toudouze (French artist)
Anais in popular culture:
- Anais Watterson (television, “The Amazing World Of Gumball”)
- Anais (video game, “The Witcher 2”)
- Anais Adler (television, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”)
- Madame Anaïs (literature, “Belle de Jour” by Joseph Kessel)