Gender: Feminine
Origin: Provençal

The name is a Provençal form of Anne and was popularized by French writer, Anaïs Nin (1903-1977), a perfume by Cacherel Anaïs Anaïs released in 1978, was named for the French author.

Currently, Anaïs is the 7th most popular female name in French-speaking, Switzerland, her rankings in other countries are as follows:

  • # 17 (France, 2009)
  • # 30 (Belgium, 2009)

The name is also used in Spanish-speaking countries, in which case it is often spelled Anaís.

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