an-EYE-is or an-AY-is
Catalan and Provencal pet form of Hebrew Anna

Anais Origin and Meaning

The name Anais is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "grace".

Anais is an unusual, alluring name forever attached to the daring French-born American novelist and diarist Anais Nin (born Angela, with Anais as one of her middle names), who became the inspiration for the naming of the daughter of musician Noel Gallagher. Anais is also the name of a popular perfume.

Anais can be found as a character in Balzac's "Lost Illusions", and in Colette's 'Claudine' books.

Anais would make a creative and distinctive middle name.

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Famous People Named Anais

  • Anais NinFrench,American writer
  • Anais MitchellAmerican Singer/Song,Writer, Creator of Hadestown the Musical
  • Celeste Anais BoureilleAmerican soccer player

Anais in Pop Culture

  • Anais Wattersoncharacter on The Amazing World Of Gumball