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Gender: F Origin of Annalise: Combination of Anna and Lise Annalise's Popularity in 2016: #405

Variously spelled Annalise and Annaliese, this is not a modern smoosh but a traditional German combo-name (the liese part coming from a short form of Elizabeth, with a definite Heidi-esque feel). But though it may be seen as old style in Germany, it's a recent success in this country: Annalise jumped onto the popularity list for the first time in 1997, and is now at Number 405.

TV fans know Annalise as the first name of the lead character in ABC's "How To Get Away With Murder," played by Viola Davis, who won an Emmy for the role.

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Famous People Named Annalise

Annalise Basso, American actress
Annalise Braakensiek, Australian model, actress and TV presenter
Annalise Murphy, Irish Olympic sailor
Annalise Sun, pen name of American novelist Ann Maxwell
Annalise Foxx, daughter of American actor Jamie Foxx

Pop Culture References for the name Annalise

Annalise Keating, main character on TV's 'How to Get Away with Murder'
Annalise Hartman, character on Australian soap "Neighbours"
Annalese Carson, character on British TV series "Holby City"
Annalise Appleton, character on British soap "Hollyoaks"

Annalise's International Variations

Anneliese, Anneli (Scandinavian)