Meaning: combo of Anna + Liese
Eng. (AN-ne-LEES); Germ. (AH-neh-LEE-zeh; AHN-ne-LEES)
The name is a combination of Anne/Anna and Liese (a diminutive form of Elisabeth) and is mainly used in German-speaking countries, but its usage has spread to the Dutch, Scandinavians and English-speakers as well.
In Germany, Anneliese is the title of a popular carnival folk song written by Hans Arno Simon.
Annelies was the full first name of Anne Frank (1929-1945).
Anneliese has appeared in the U.S. Top 1000 only 1 time, in 2005, coming in as the 915th most popular female name. In France, Anneliese appeared in the French top 1000 between 1941 and 1954, peaking at #194 in 1942. In Switzerland, it was the 97th most popular female name in 1937.
In its home country of Germany, Anneliese peaked in popularity in 1918, coming in as the 11th most popular female name.
Its Danish form of Annalise has feared better in the United States, it has appeared in the Top 1000 between 2000-2016 and peaked at #405 in 2016. Annalise has been in out of the British top 500 since 1997. It peaked in popularity in 2001, coming in at #321.
Other forms and languages of use include:
- Anelisa (Danish/Finnish/Swedish)
- Annalise (Danish/English/Norwegian/Swedish)
- Annalis (Danish/Swedish)
- Annelise (Danish/English/French/German/Norwegian/Swedish)
- Anne-Lise (Danish/French/Norwegian/Swedish)
- Anneliese (Dutch/English/French/German)
- Annelies (Dutch/German)
- Annelieze (Dutch)
- Annliss (Faroese/Swedish)
- Anna-Liisa/Annaliisa (Finnish)
- Anuliisa (Finnish)
- Anneliss (German)
- Annelis (German)
- Annalîsa (Greenlandic)
- Annalísa (Icelandic)
- Annalisa (Italian)
- Analisa (Spanish/Swedish)
- Analiza (Spanish/Swedish)
- Anelise (Spanish-Latin American)