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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Anissa

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Anissa in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Anissa:

  • Records indicate that 8,814 girls in the United States have been named Anissa since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1971, when 725 people in the U.S. were given the name Anissa. Those people are now 49 years old.

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      15 Positive Comments

  • "My parents named me Anissa(Ah-Nee-sah) after Anissa Jones, after the actress who played Buffy in the TV series Family Affair because she thought the girl was cute. I love my name and the uniqueness of it. It was interesting that 725 girls were given this name in 1971 as I was born in 1971. People sometimes mispronounce my name as ah-niss-ah. When I meet someone who knows an Anissa, which has maybe been less than 10 times, I get so excited." Mar. 21, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Anissa ( ah-niss-ah ) I get my name spelled and pronounced wrong a bunch, even someone spelled my name as Arissa. I wish I have met people who have the same name as me, yet once I have been tagged in an Instagram photo with lots of Anissas." May. 31, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My parents named me Anissa(Ah-Nee-sah) after Anissa Jones, and I don't know many other people with it as a name. A lot of people pronounce it wrong, but it doesn't bother me that much. I like my name, it's unique, but sometimes I wish I had a more common name. My brothers always say they love my name." Jun. 25, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Annissa. Ah-niss-ah :) im 31 and dont know many if anyone my age with same or similar name. I enjoy the name." Mar. 19, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kara Anissa pronounced like "care-ah" "ah-niss-ah". I get Kara mispronounced more often than Anissa. I love my name! I've been complemented on it my whole life. :-)" Feb. 2, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is anissa and im the only anissa in my school. My name is pronounced (ah-nee-sah) but everyone mistakes for (ah-niss-sah) but i dont care :) people commonly spell it as annisa anisa anesa or annissa which i get very made at them for. Anissa means mercy and grace in spanish. My mom has told me this when i was in 5th grade my spanish teachers always tell me this too." May. 6, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Anissa. When I meet someone, they call me (Ah-nee-sa) or (Ah-ne-ssa) sometimes even (Va-ni-ssa) I always have to correct them.It's pronounced (Ah-niss-a)." Feb. 4, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Anessya (ah-nee-see-yah) I love my name, people always say its unique and beautiful. I dont know the origin or meaning, i assume it's a version of Anissa meaning"friendly" in Arabic." Oct. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle name is Anissa. I'm Tammy Anissa and go by Tammy (which I don't like) The name came from the TV Guide. Anissa Jones was Buffy in Family Affair. My first name also came from the TV Guide and the Tammy movies. I am 44 and was presumed to be a boy, so I guess they needed a name quick. I do like the name Anissa but I have a half sister named after me so I cannot go by my middle name." Jul. 18, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am called Anissa and luckily for me, people pronounce it correctly,but do not spell it correctly as they usually spell it "Anisa" but I do not live in the U.S but in London. I have a friend called Anisa (spelle with only one "s")and people love saying "Hi Aissa" and see both of us turn around, but I LOVE my name!" Dec. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY daughters name was Anissa. pronunced Ah-nee-sa. If someone pronounced it wrong she would proudly correct them. She was as adorable as her name" Nov. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Anissa (pronounced Ah-Nee-Sah). She is the only Anissa in her high school, but she loves her name. It suits her musical & artistic personality. It is an arabic name meaning "friendly". People do frequently mispronounce her name as Ann-iss-ah, but it doesn't bother her." Jul. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Annissa....pronounced Ah-Nee-sah..and I LOVE it! Unfortunately hardly anyone ever pronounces it correctly...which is why I wound up being called Shelly...because my middle name is Michelle and there were WAY too many of those around so "Shelly" it was...which suits me I guess. Annissa is so beautiful and glamorous...Michelle is too and I'm just a bubbly, spunky chick so Shelly suits me better but I can hope that one of my children will name a grand daughter Annissa." Apr. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first name is Anissa, and it is frequently pronounced incorrectly. Also, the people who hear it first instead of seeing it, spell it Annissa. I'm not sure about this, but I heard that it is arabic and means "opposite of wild" or in other words "tame."" Dec. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Oh Em Gee, My friend is named Anissa and everyone pronounces it wrong. But, its so pretty. It means girl in arabic. Veeeerrrryyyyy pretty, a huhm." Sep. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      6 Neutral Comments

  • "I have the name Anissa( Ah-niss-ah) and a lot of people say Alyssa or Malissa but I love having the name. It comes from the name Agniss I believe. I really injoy it" Oct. 21, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Anissa. Its pronounced (Ahh-nees-ah) but people often mistake it (uh-niss-uh) but it doesn't bother me. I have a very bubbly personality. People often compliment me on the beauty of my name." Nov. 25, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband's mistress named their daughter Anissa. She's 4 now. I never met her, but I'm sure she'll be a happy child as long as her parents raise her right." Jan. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my cousins middle name and she loves it! her full name is brielle anissa." Dec. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Anissa pronounced uh-nee-suh and I don't have a middle name. It is almost always mispronounced and misheard almost everytime I introduce my self as "lisa" or "alisa". People always tell me its beautiful and all my friends love it becuase its unique and nobody else in my school or town has it. I sometimes like it becuase it is unique but it is annoying correcting people all the time. My dad is arabic he told me my name means "friendly"." Jul. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "They always pronounce it wrong, or mishear it for Vanessa." Sep. 17, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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