Anais - girls name

Anais name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 92%

Anais name meaning:

The name Anais is of Greek origin and has a rich historical and cultural background. It is derived from the name Anna, which means "grace" or "favor." Anais can be seen as a variation or diminutive of Anna and carries a similar meaning. It exudes elegance, femininity, and a sense of sophistication.

In addition to its Greek roots, the name Anais also has ties to French literature. It gained popularity through the writings of the French author Anaïs Nin, known for her feminist themes and frank exploration of female sexuality. As a result, the name Anais has become associated with creativity, independence, and a strong sense of self.

Parents who choose the name Anais for their daughter often do so because they are drawn to its timeless beauty and its connection to literature and culture. It is a name that carries a sense of grace and uniqueness, while also honoring the historical and literary significance it holds.

Origin: Hebrew


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Overall UK ranking: 428 out of 5581

102 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1010)

Historical popularity of Anais

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