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First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010


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How popular is the baby name Alanis in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1995 15 15 0
1996 172 172 0
1997 148 148 0
1998 107 107 0
1999 151 151 0
2000 107 107 0
2001 119 119 0
2002 115 115 0
2003 94 94 0
2004 110 110 0
2005 98 98 0
2006 141 141 0
2007 99 99 0
2008 86 86 0
2009 97 97 0
2010 96 96 0
2011 65 65 0
2012 86 86 0
2013 182 182 0
2014 180 180 0
2015 140 140 0

Fun Facts about the name Alanis

  • How many people with the first name Alanis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,408 babies born with the first name Alanis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alanis to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alanis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1995 when it was given as a first name to 15 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Alanis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alanis was in 2013 with a total of 182 babies.
  • Random Alanis Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alanis is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Alanis: Your name in reverse order is Sinala. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Alsain. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alanis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,029 people with the last name Alanis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alanis? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Alanis as their last name.
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Popularity of Alanis as a first name

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Popularity of Alanis as a last name

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Common first names for Alanis

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alanis U.S.
  White 4.65% 64.26%
  African American 0.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.29% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.16% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.12% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 94.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alanis

People with the last name Alanis are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Alanis" mean? The list below shows the origins of Alanis as well as things modernly associated with the name Alanis such as celebrities named Alanis.

  1. A female given name.

Alanis was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette is a singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress specializing in alternative rock, post-grunge, pop rock, and electronica music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1985 to present. Alanis was born in 1974 as Alanis Nadine Morissette in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


Alanis Obomsawin

Alanis was born in 1932.


Other Inspirations for the Name Alanis

Alanis Morissette Head Over Feet
Alanis Morissette Ironic
Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill
Alanis Morissette Lyrics
Alanis Morissette Songs
Alanis Morissette Thank U
Alanis Morissette Thank You
Alanis Morissette Uninvited
Alanis Morissette You Learn

What does the name Alanis mean?

Ais for angelic, a truly pure heart

Lis for lofty, your ambitions are high!

Ais for activities, for you have many.

Nis for nifty, how neat!

Iis for infinite, are your possibilities

Sis for share, your talents, time, and possessions with others

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