- Anaïs (ah-nah-ees, French)
- Anandi (ah-nahn-dee, Indian [Hindi])--"happiness"
- Anastasia (ah-nah-STAY-see-ah, Russian & Greek)
- Anatolia (ah-nah-TOHL-ee-ah, Latin)--"sunrise"
- Anfisa (ahn-FEE-sah, Russian)--"flower"
- Aniela (ahn-YEL-ah, Polish)--form of Angela
- Anina (ah-NEE-nah, German)
- Anisa (ah-nee-sah, Arabic)--"friendly"
- Annelien (ah-nah-LEEN, Dutch)
- Annick (AHN-eek, Breton)
- Annora (an-NOR-a, English)--Medieval form of Honora
- Anouk (ah-NOOK, Dutch & French)
- Ansa (AHN-sa, Finnish)--"virtue"
- Anthea (an-THAY-ah, Greek)--"flower"
- Anwen (AN-wen, Welsh)
- Inanna (in-AHN-nah, Sumerian)
- Lisanne (lee-SAHN-neh, Dutch)
- Orianne (or-ee-an, French)--"golden"
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Usual Nickname, Unexpected Name: Annie
A good way to balance an unusual, rare, or heritage-name is with an easy, recognizable nickname. I plan on doing a series of these sorts of posts, and we'll start off with the sweet, timeless Annie. It's generally a nickname for the solid Anne or the Biblical Anna, but if you want something a little more spunky or eye-catching, here're some candidates.