Anissa Origin and Meaning

The name Anissa is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "friendly".

A pretty and delicate cousin of Anna is often heard in Scotland and is also currently popular in France. 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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Famous People Named Anissa

  • (Mary) Anissa JonesAmerican actress
  • Anissa HelouBritish cookbook author
  • Anissa KateFrench adult film star
  • Anissa MeksenFrench boxer
  • Anissa DaoudTunisian,French actress
  • Anissa NaouaiAmerican TV journalist
  • Anissa Rawda NajjarLebanese activist
  • Anissa BlondinMiss Belgium 2014
  • Anissa Boulahrouz (b. 2008)late daughter of footballer Khalid Boulahrouz

Anissa in Pop Culture

  • Anissabachelorette in Harvest Moon games "Tree of Tranquility" and "Animal Parade"
  • Similarsounding: Anisa, Anisia/Anisja/Anysia, Nyssa

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