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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. ah-nah-EE(Guarani)  [key]
Other Forms FormsAnnahi, Anahei

Meaning & History

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.
Added 9/24/2007 by Anahí
Edited 12/29/2018 by Felie, SeaHorse15 and enchy

See Also

User submission Anahi