Origin of the name ANISA.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ANISA.
Arabic name, derived from the vocabulary word (ûnîsa),
meaning "intimate friend," and also "woman." (Rudiments of the Arabic-Vulgar of
Morocco, Lerchundi, 1900). Also spelled Anisah
Anisa Marie Mehdi, of Iraqi and
Canadian descent, is an Emmy Award winning film director and journalist. (Wiki)
... First, the name of the king
of Tana, Amîanshi,
or, to be more exact, Am-muï-en-shi, i.e. Ammî-anisha.
which means "my uncle (i.e. God, as my paternal friend) is
propitious," is found in South Arabian inscriptions under the form
the Arabs in the time of Mohammed made a deity whom they called
'Amm-anas, out of a certain famous 'Ammi-anisa of the land of Khaulân...
(The Ancient Hebrew Tradition As Illustrated by the Monuments,