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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 and Origin of the name Anais:

Anais is a French girl's name of Hebrew origin that means “merciful,” “gracious,” or “holy.”

Anais is a baby girl’s name of French origin that means “grace”. Anais is a Provencal and Catalan variant of the name Anna. Anna is derived from the Greek name Ἄννα, which is derived from the Hebrew name Ḥannāh. Ḥannāh is derived from the Hebrew root derived from the root ḥ-n-n (meaning “favor” or “grace”). 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 the Greek goddess of water and fertility. Water is symbolic of healing, fertility, and purification.

Nicknames for the name Anais:

Anais is a very adorable girl's name. The nicknames for Anais are cute and sweet. Each nickname pairs perfectly with Anais. Below is a list of nicknames to help you choose the right one for your baby girl.

  • Ani
  • Ana 
  • Nia
  • Nisa
  • Anisette
Baby name Anais

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

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.

Great middle names for the name Anais and their meanings:

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 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)
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