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Gender: F Meaning of Anissa: "friendly" Origin of Anissa: Arabic

A pretty and delicate cousin of Anna is often heard in Scotland and is also currently popular in France, where it's now Number 180. In the US it was brought to public attention by child actress Anissa Jones, who played Buffy on the popular TV show Family Affair, which debuted in 1966, bringing her name onto the charts the following year. Born Mary Anissa, her middle/stage name reflected her Lebanese heritage.

Anissa is also an English form of Agnes.

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Similar-sounding: Anisa, Anisia/Anisja/Anysia, Nyssa

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