This is my name :D with a name like this you'll never get lost in a crowd (or however the saying goes).
― Anonymous User  1/10/2021
I don't exactly remember where I heard this name but I love it! It's unique and pretty.
― Anonymous User  1/10/2021
In the case of child actress Anissa Jones, who made the name popular, it is actually not a made-up name but a transcription of the Arabic أنيسة (Anissa, often also translated as Anisa), which means "friend, friendly".

She pronounces her name as ah-NEE-sah and was given the name because her grandparents were Lebanese.

Her full name was Mary Anissa Jones, but she was always called Anissa. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  5/25/2020
Looks rather snobbish, and reminds me of aniseed, which I dislike.
Hushpuppy  4/2/2018
My name is Annissa. With double N and double S as well. There are a million girls named Anissa, Anissa, or Nisa in Indonesia. But with double N and double S, I guess it's only me, lol. I like my name.
AnnissaW  8/20/2017
My name on my birth certificate is also spelled Annissa- they made a mistake when they printed it on there... my mom spells it Anissa- that's the way I prefer it as well. I never had it changed on my birth certificate though.
Anissa Holbert  3/8/2018
My name is Anissa. I am Italian, Polish and Hungarian. My mom heard this name when she was young and liked that it was different and pretty. Growing up as Anissa in the midst of Jennifers and Lindas was difficult at times. Over the years I grew into my name and appreciated it being unique. Most common comments over my 48 years is, your name is different, so pretty..
ocean68  9/13/2016
My name is Anissa. I am Puerto Rican and not of Arabic origin. My mom named me after she read an article in the newspaper about a girl named Anissa. She was looking for something Hispanic sounding but not common. I've met 2 Anissa's in my life and a few with different spellings. Since it is not a common name, people do tend to mispronounce it and misspell it quite often. At the end of the day I wouldn't trade my name for the world!
Anissasky17  8/17/2016
Like others have said, this is also a variant of the Arabic name Anisa. Here in France, Anissa is mostly used by people of North African origin. Every Anissa I know is either Moroccan or Algerian - I've never heard of an ethnic Frenchwoman with this name. As for Anissa Jones, she was half Lebanese through her mother, which is probably where her parents got the name.
Acajou  7/18/2015
Anissa can also be a variant of the Arabic name Anisa.
Kirushka  11/19/2009
I think it's Lebanese based on information regarding Anissa Jones and a search of
AnneEValentine  6/19/2009
Anissa is the name of a female character in Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility. She is graceful and pretty, and this name suits her.
cielo  3/2/2009
Hideous. The only -issa name I like is Marissa, and Melissa is so common it's tolerable, but the other ones sound so girly and immature, as does this. At least Carissa, for instance, sounds prettier than this ugly name.
slight night shiver  5/15/2008
My friend Anissa pronounces it An-EES-ah but EVERYONE pronounces it An-IS-sah.
SingingDove114  8/18/2007
Anissa Jones (b. Mary Anissa Jones) was an American child actress who died of a drug overdose at age 18.
― Anonymous User  3/25/2007
This name looks like the Arabic name Anisa with an extra 's' added in. Anisa means 'friendly' in Arabic. I have a friend named Anisa. I think it's really pretty and it suits her.
Arieanne  11/17/2006
Anissa is also the French spelling of an Arabic name (spelt Aneesa in English) which means "lovable".
lillinparadise  11/12/2006

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