Origin of the name ANNISSA.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ANNISSA.
A form of Arabic Anisa
(q.v.), meaning "intimate
friend," and also "woman." Also
... There is in Sprenger's
Catalogue a biographical notice of ladies who have risen to fame, twenty
in number, most of them being of Tatar origin, and some have written
poetry in their native language. Takhallus of only one
of them is specified, and her poetical name, Nisai, is taken from her
own proper name, Fahkr annissa, فخر أنيسة, glory of women...
(Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland,