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I love the name Anaïs! I think that it would be very pretty for a girl here, but unfortunately, Americans don't normally use the accent tréma.
-- Riley115  12/29/2005
Anaïs is very beautiful. It's a shame that it isn't a more cosmopolitan name that people in lots of different countries could use.
-- hana  2/28/2006
A famous bearer of this name was the French-born American authoress, Anaïs Nin (1903-1977).
-- Braveheart  5/19/2006
According to the Wikipedia site for the Anaïs Nin (1903-1977), the pronunciation is "ana-EESE" [ana'i:s].
-- Braveheart  5/19/2006
It's my sister's name and yes, the S must be pronounced in French. Also, a famous perfume from Cacharel is named 'Anaïs Anaïs'.
-- lena88  5/30/2006
An amazing, awesome singer called Anais Mitchell was born in Vermont and won the Kerrville folk festival in Texas. I really, really, really recommend her!
-- nelirosala  6/13/2006
Lovely! The sound, spelling, it's all nice.
-- Maree  6/18/2006
This is an absolutely gorgeous name. It was my French name in French class two years ago. My teacher then pronounced the s. It had a light and delicate sound ("ah-nah-ees".) But then I got a new teacher, who didn't pronounce the s at the end, so she made me change it to Anaïse, and pronounced it as "ahn-ah-eez."
Still, either way, a pretty name.
-- ragexprincess  9/2/2006
Anais is also Hebrew for "graceful", Latin for "God's grace", French for Anna, meaning "favor" or "grace".
-- Lilac Harlequin  10/10/2006
I love the name Anais! It's beautiful! So bright, and intelligent. This is a name more parents should consider. It's almost a shame that more parents haven't named their kids this, but if it was popular I wouldn't want to use it! So parents, feel free to use this name, but don't overuse it please!
-- Anonymous User  12/30/2006
This is a gorgeous name, though the pronunciation may be difficult for some.
-- celestial  1/10/2007
I like the name, always had. Always pronounced it differently. A-nice/uh-nice. However I think it could be tricky since it has the two dots on the i, it would be hard in school. It's pretty though.
-- roxhai  3/6/2007
I adore this name! I will definitely call my daughter this.
-- annavedette  3/15/2007
Anaïs Lameche was a member of the Swedish pop group PLAY.
-- ShizukoChan  7/27/2007
I would never name a child this. It looks too much like the word anus.
-- Anonymous User  12/17/2007
Actors Gabriel Macht and Jacinda Barrett have a daughter Anais Geraldine Macht, born on 17th August 2007 in L.A.
-- Emilie007  5/28/2008
It's a beautiful name, ultra feminine and exotic. Anais has an etheral ring to it, I also love how it's short and simple, yet so classy and elegant. I'm glad it's not overly used, that keeps it special!
-- Anonymous User  9/2/2008
It's a gorgeous name! Sweet and delicate, you can also spell it: ANNAIS. To avoid mispronunciations.
-- Anonymous User  9/6/2008
I like this name, but not enough for me to use it myself because nobody will pronounce this name correctly.
-- bananarama  9/18/2008
When I first saw this name, I thought it was pronounced "an ass."
-- GunsnRoses8794  11/24/2008
It is derived from the Persian goddess of love, Anaitis.
-- Pyxxis  12/4/2008
Anais, or Anaïs (ah-nah-iss), is a female given name derived from the Persian goddess of love, Anaitis.
-- adelina  4/5/2009
I heard it for the first time when my mother had this perfume called "Anais-Anais" by Cacharel. I hated the perfume a lot (I was 10), but the name was so beautiful. I thought of a girl named "Anais" as a very feminine, playful and very chic but still classy, romantic and had a flair for classic florals.

Nine years later, I still think it's a beautiful name, and the perfume is still not my cup of tea, but "Promesse" by Cacharel is my favorite perfume.
-- pusherwoman  5/24/2009
Nobody knows how to pronounce it in the US. Unfortunately, it sort of reminds me of "anus," though it is a very pretty name.
-- Anonymous User  6/16/2009
The little sister of my best friend is named Anais. I think it is unique and I especially love the two dots on the "i".
-- Milena Scialfa  10/18/2009
This name is so gorgeous I even don't know how to express my delight and admiration!
-- Anonymous User  12/10/2009
I like to pronounce it "Ah-NIE-uh" it sounds so exotic. Like the courageous warrior princess you'd see in a book or in a movie...
-- writer371  4/11/2011
I used to think it was pronounced A-nay. Quite upset with the proper pronunciation, but if I had a child called Anais, I'd pronounce it A-nay.
-- name_obsession  4/22/2011
Anais Marie Lee (born 2007 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American child actress. She has a twin sister named Mirabelle Beatrice Lee.
-- Anonymous User  8/11/2012
I wouldn't name my kid this, but it's still elegant, beautiful, and delicate. Anais sounds like a name for a beautiful and exotic woman. I can picture an Anais having her name mispronounced often, though. Maybe it's best as a middle name.
-- avengingangelx3  6/10/2013
Actually, I have heard it pronounced more like ah-nay or Anna. I agree with the poster who said they prefer that pronunciation. I think if you want it to be said like that, you would spell it Anais, without the dots over the i.
-- Anonymous User  6/18/2013
The name Anais was given to 207 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/17/2013
I was named Anais, after the perfume. I can honestly tell you I love my name and very proud of it. It was difficult growing up with this name however, the pronunciation can be different for many. But that never stopped me from sitting down with my teachers and helping them say it, because I refused to have a nickname like Ana or Annie. And it worked. Anais is a strong name and everywhere you hear it love is attached it. That's what I've come to notice. I researched my name numerous times growing up and this is the first time I have come across so much information on this name. I'm glad to see it's becoming common, sort of. Or more appreciated at least. Hopefully one day I wont get so many odd looks when I say my name. - Stay classy my friends.
-- anaisesquivel  5/30/2014
I am 30 years old and have the pleasure of also being named Anais.
While I must admit that it was nearly impossible for others to pronounce my name as a child, I absolutely LOVE my name today.
It's original. It's feminine. And it embodies strength.

While the name is growing in popularity, I do love that not too many ladies in my age group have the name-Anais.
-- anaisfowler  7/24/2014
My middle name is Anais. I love it. I was named after the perfume "Anais Anais." I've always pronounced it, Ah-nay but I really like the pronunciation, Ah-nah-iss. The spirit of the name Anais reminds me of something very feminine and beautiful like a ballerina. If you are thinking about naming your daughter Anais, you should. It has been a great middle name for me! -Brittney Anais.
-- brittmitchell  7/29/2014

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