Gender: Female Origin of Anniston: English surname, also Alabama place name

Anniston Origin and Meaning

The name Anniston is a girl's name of English origin.

Actor couple Chyler Leigh and Nathan West added this one to the lexicon when they adapted the surname of actress Jennifer Aniston as their daughter's first name. Aniston, which theoretically might mean "Agnes town," was actually Anglicized from the Greek Anastasopoulos. With its similarity to both Addison and Anna and its relationship to the attractive star, Anniston is taking off a la Jolie.

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penelope_lynson Says:


Why not just Annis?

Catgirlmri Says:


I like it, for some reason. My rational brain tells me this is not a great name, but I am not inclined to listen to my rational brain.

morning_glory Says:


I think it's quite pretty, myself, though it's not at all in my usual style and won't make it to any of my lists. I agree that it's preferable to Addison - I don't like Addison at all really.

bordercollie Says:


I actually really like Anniston, sue me, I know. I much prefer it to the overdone Addison (especially with the super common nn Addy).

Wittyusername103 Says:


It's nice but I would have to have a bit more convincing.

Hailey Says:


This name is wayyyyyy too trendy and preppy for my taste. It just sounds like a snobby little girl with an Ivy League sweater.

Zelliew Says:


I don't think it is particularly nice even as a surname

A_Wenz Says:


I think this is a very pretty name

Rachel Kent Says:


Love this name if Addison can be used as a girls name why not Anniston xx

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jordalini Says:


This is nothing like Jolie, which is actually a name, and was her middle name, she made it her last name.

Rush1986 Says:


I just dont think this is a name. And everything will say "like Jennifer Anniston?"