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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Anis

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  • A user from Kenya says the name Anis is of Arabic origin and means "Companion".
  • According to a user from Philippines, the name Anis is of Arabic origin and means "Companion, genial, close friend".

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  1. plural of ani

anis was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Finnish, French, Latin, Norman, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Pijin, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, Swedish, Tok Pisin, and Torres Strait Creole

Notable Persons Named Anis

Bushido is a hip hop music and gangsta rap rapping, hip hop production, and entrepreneurship. He holds the title Alles Verloren". He has had major accomplishments since 1998. Bushido was given the name Anis Mohamed Youssef Ferchichi on September 28th, 1978 in Bonn, Germany.


Änis Ben-Hatira is a soccer player for the Eintracht Frankfurt, Füchse Berlin Reinickendorf, Hertha BSC, Tennis Borussia Berlin, Hamburger SV II, Hamburger SV, MSV Duisburg, Germany national youth football team, Germany national under-21 football team, and Tunisia national football team. Änis was born on July 18th, 1988 in West Berlin.



Anis was born on June 13th, 1977.


Basim is a pop music singing. He plays Vocals. His career lasted from 2008 to 2008. Basim was given the name Anis Basim Moujahid on July 4th, 1992 in Denmark. Basim is also known as Basim.


Anis Ahmad is a in the fields of comparative religion and fiqh. Anis was born on March 23rd, 1944 in Delhi.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Anis

Mir Babbar Ali Anis was a marsiya and ruba'i urdu poetry. Mir was born in Faizabad. He passed away on December 10th, 1874.


Mouneer was born on April 4th, 1950.


Jean-Yves Anis is a soccer player for the Stade Rennais F.C., Chelsea F.C., Partick Thistle F.C., Ayr United F.C., and Clydebank F.C. Jean-Yves was born on November 30th, 1980 in Oumé.


Andre Anis is a soccer player for the Estonia national football team. Andre was born on May 25th, 1977 in Estonia.


Kamal Anis is a soccer player for the Raja Casablanca and Wydad de Fès. Kamal was born on January 21st, 1987 in Casablanca.


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Popularity of Anis as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Anis U.S.
  White 36.52% 64.26%
  African American 12.92% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 44.19% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.50% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.87% 16.26%

Of Last Name Anis

People with the last name Anis are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Anis

  • How Popular is the name Anis? Anis is the 20,073rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Anis was the 40,856th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Anis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 350 babies born with the first name Anis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Anis to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Anis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1887 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Anis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Anis is Wednesday, August 15th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Anis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Anis was in 2008 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Anis Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Anis is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Anis: Your name in reverse order is Sina. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iasn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Anis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 534 people with the last name Anis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Anis? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Anis as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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