Anise

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Origin and Meaning of Anise

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  • A submission from Florida, United States says the name Anise means "Spice" and is of Greek origin.

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun An"ise
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  1. [Bot] An umbelliferous plant (Pimpinella anisum) growing naturally in Egypt, and cultivated in Spain, Malta, etc., for its carminative and aromatic seeds.
  2. The fruit or seeds of this plant.

Etymology: OE. anys, F. anis, L. anisum anethum, fr. Gr. 'a`nison 'a`nhqon

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  1. Liquorice-flavored seeds, used medicinally and in cooking and liquors
  2. Native to Egypt but cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and the oil from them used medicinally and as a flavoring in cookery
Wiktionary

Old French anis, from Latin anīsum, from Ancient Greek ἄνισον (ánison).

  1. An umbelliferous plant (Pimpinella anisum) growing naturally in Egypt, and cultivated in Spain, Malta, etc., for its carminative and aromatic seeds, which are used as a spice. It has a licorice scent.
  2. (US) Fennel

anise was also found in the following language(s): French and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Anise

Anise was born on June 12th, 1928 in Eich, Luxembourg. Anise is also known as Blanpain and Anise.

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Anise K is a pop music producer, songwriter, and singer. He has had major accomplishments since 2011. Anise was given the name Anise Arsalon Khoshmashrab on February 20th, 1985 in Melbourne.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Anise

Nader Anise is a lawyer, marketing, and marketer. His ongoing career started in 1995.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1893 5 5 0
1900 7 7 0
1901 7 7 0
1913 5 5 0
1914 9 9 0
1915 8 8 0
1916 11 11 0
1917 9 9 0
1918 6 6 0
1919 8 8 0
1920 14 14 0
1921 12 12 0
1922 6 6 0
1923 9 9 0
1924 12 12 0
1925 12 12 0
1926 6 6 0
1927 6 6 0
1928 11 11 0
1929 6 6 0
1930 11 11 0
1931 9 9 0
1933 7 7 0
1934 10 10 0
1935 8 8 0
1936 9 9 0
1937 8 8 0
1938 7 7 0
1939 6 6 0
1940 8 8 0
1941 6 6 0
1942 5 5 0
1943 6 6 0
1944 8 8 0
1946 9 9 0
1947 13 13 0
1948 6 6 0
1949 6 6 0
1950 16 16 0
1951 9 9 0
1952 6 6 0
1953 10 10 0
1954 12 12 0
1955 10 10 0
1956 17 17 0
1957 12 12 0
1958 16 16 0
1959 11 11 0
1960 12 12 0
1961 7 7 0
1962 13 13 0
1963 5 5 0
1964 6 6 0
1965 9 9 0
1966 7 7 0
1967 9 9 0
1969 9 9 0
1970 12 12 0
1971 16 16 0
1972 12 12 0
1973 14 14 0
1974 8 8 0
1975 5 5 0
1976 6 6 0
1977 14 14 0
1978 11 11 0
1979 13 13 0
1980 7 7 0
1981 12 12 0
1982 5 5 0
1983 9 9 0
1984 13 13 0
1985 12 12 0
1986 12 12 0
1987 13 13 0
1988 9 9 0
1989 16 16 0
1990 15 15 0
1991 6 6 0
1992 23 23 0
1993 15 15 0
1994 15 15 0
1995 16 16 0
1996 13 13 0
1997 20 20 0
1998 14 14 0
1999 15 15 0
2000 13 13 0
2001 23 23 0
2002 23 23 0
2003 20 20 0
2004 23 23 0
2005 22 22 0
2006 17 17 0
2007 21 21 0
2008 16 16 0
2009 13 13 0
2010 23 23 0
2011 19 19 0
2012 16 16 0
2013 15 15 0
2014 7 7 0
2015 14 14 0
2016 13 13 0
2017 6 6 0

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Fun Facts about the name Anise

  • How Popular is the name Anise? Anise is the 9,461st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Anise have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,182 babies born with the first name Anise in the United States. That's more than enough people named Anise to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Anise? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1893 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Anise first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Anise is Monday, January 1st, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Anise born? The highest recorded use of the first name Anise was in 1992 with a total of 23 babies.
  • Random Anise Factoid: According to the 1956 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Anise is not a popular baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1956.
  • Weird things about the name Anise: Your name in reverse order is Esina. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Inaes. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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