Pronounced Pron. ah-nah-EE (Guarani)
Other Forms FormsAnnahi, Anahei
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Contributor Contrib.AnahÃ on 9/24/2007
Meaning uncertain. In Tupi-Guarani legend this is the name of a princess killed by Spanish conquistadors, who was turned into a flower--usually identified with the flower of the Ceibo tree (Erythrina crista-galli). Its exact meaning is uncertain; anahi is one form of the word for maize in Carib, related to the Tupi word for maize--awati. The name's resemblance to Anahita (see Anaitis) is likely coincidental, though some like to derive it from this source. Influence from the related Anaïs is perhaps more likely.A famous bearer is Mexican singer and actress Anahí.