Anise name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Anise

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  1. According to 2 people from California, U.S., the name Anise is of Greek origin and means "Spice".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun An"ise
  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

Other Dictionary Sources
  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

From Middle English anys, borrowed from Old French anis, from Latin anīsum, from Ancient Greek ἄνισον (ánison), from Egyptian jnst.

  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

Notable Persons Named Anise

Anise Koltz

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

Anise K

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.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Anise

Notable Persons With the Last Name Anise

Nader Anise

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


Fun Facts about the name Anise

  • How Popular is the name Anise? Anise is the 9,675th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Anise have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,200 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 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Anise is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Anise: The name spelled backwards is Esina. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Eisna. How do you pronounce that?
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