Pronounced Pron. NA-EES (French)
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Contributor Contrib.zeesqueere on 4/13/2018
In France, this is used as a short form of Anaïs. It coincides with the French form of Nais, the name of a naiad from Greek Mythology. In modern contexts, this name is more commonly given in the French region of Provence than in the rest of the Francophone world.In popular culture, Naïs is the main character of Jean-Philippe Rameau's 1749 'Naïs: Opéra pour La Paix,' a play about the god Neptune falling in love with the titular nymph. It is also the name of a 1945 Raymond Leboursier film based on Émile Zola's 'Naïs Micoulin.'