Given Name ANISSA

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English

Meaning & History

Combination of ANNA and the popular name suffix issa. This name was first brought to public attention by the child actress Anissa Jones (1958-1976).
VARIANTS: Anna, Keanna
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Quanna (African American), Hannah (Arabic), Ane, Anne (Basque), Anna, Hanna (Belarusian), Anna, Hannah (Biblical), Anna (Biblical Greek), Channah (Biblical Hebrew), Anna (Biblical Latin), Anna, Annick (Breton), Ana, Anna, Ani, Anka (Bulgarian), Aina, Anna, Anaïs (Catalan), Ana, Hana, Anica, Anita, Anka, Jana, Nensi (Croatian), Anna, Hana, Aneta (Czech), Anna, Anne, Hanna, Ane, Anika, Anita, Annette, Hanne (Danish), Anna, Anne, Annelien, Hanna, Hannah, Anika, Anita, Anke, Anneke, Annet, Annette, Annie, Annika, Anouk, Ans, Antje (Dutch), Anna, Anu (Estonian), Anna (Faroese), Anna, Anne, Hanna, Anita, Anneli, Anni, Anniina, Annika, Annikki, Annukka, Anu, Hannele, Niina (Finnish), Anne, Hannah, Anaïs, Annette, Annie, Anouk, Ninon (French), Antje (Frisian), Ana, Anano, Ani, Anuki (Georgian), Anna, Anne, Hanna, Hannah, Anika, Anina, Anita, Annett, Annette, Annika, Hanne (German), Anna (Greek), Channah, Hannah, Chanah (Hebrew), Anna, Hanna, Anett, Anikó, Annuska, Panna, Panni (Hungarian), Anna, Hanna (Icelandic), Nainsí (Irish), Anna, Annabella, Annetta (Italian), Anna, Anita (Latvian), Ona (Lithuanian), Anke, Antje (Low German), Ana (Macedonian), Anna, Anne, Hanna, Anita, Annette, Anniken, Hanne (Norwegian), Anna, Anaïs (Occitan), Anna, Hanna, Aneta, Anita, Anka, Hania (Polish), Ana, Anabela, Anita (Portuguese), Ana, Anca, Ani (Romanian), Anna, Ania, Annushka, Anya (Russian), Annag, Nandag (Scottish), Ana, Anica, Anka, Jana (Serbian), Anna, Hana (Slovak), Ana, Anica, Anika, Anita (Slovene), Ana, Anabel, Ani, Anita (Spanish), Anna, Anne, Hanna, Anita, Annette, Annika, Hannah, Hanne (Swedish), Anna, Hanna (Ukrainian), Hena, Henda, Hene, Henye, Hendel (Yiddish)

Sources & References

  • Cleveland Kent Evans, The Great Big Book of Baby Names (2006)
Entry updated July 2, 2008