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), 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, 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, 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)
  United States
not
ranked
2016
  France
2015
  Netherlands
2016

Sources & References

  • Cleveland Kent Evans, The Great Big Book of Baby Names (2006)