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Gender: Female Pronunciation: an-EYE-is or an-AY-is Meaning of Anais: "grace" Origin of Anais: Catalan and Provencal pet form of Hebrew Anna

The name Anais is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "grace". Anais and is often added to lists like Best Girl Names Starting with Vowels and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Your Own Family, Choose Their Family".

From the experts:

Anais is an unusual, exotic 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 Nin, French-American writer

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