Meaning and Origin of the Name Annis

The name Annis is considered to be a feminine Scottish name. The meaning of Annis is “holy,” however, the Greek meaning is “satisfaction,” when combined the meaning is Holy Satisfaction.

The name Annis is an excellent choice if you are looking for a Scottish name that is traditional yet uncommon. The surname Annis can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes and is even recorded in the Doomsday Book.

For the Scot’s the name Annis is easily translated to mean Ann’s Son, and therefore the Scottish meaning of Annis would be “the son of Ann.”

Popularity of Annis

In the late 1800s, the name was extremely popular and stayed popular until around 2000. However, the popularity of Annis has declined in recent years is rarely used, this makes it a great choice for an unusual baby name. There are many variations of Annis which include Anysia, Anyssa, Annice, Annes, Annys, Annisa or Anessa. Though the name is considered female, male variations could include Anan, Ankey, Anmer, Ansin, Arnis, Ainis or Ansha.

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