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OTHER FORMS: Anniston, Anniss, Anness, Arness, Annison, Arnison, Annes
Meaning & History
"Town of Agnes, Agnes town"
Derived from the English form of the Greek Agnes, Annis, Aniston is a surname originally borne by those who lived in a town with a church devoted to St. Agnes. Although the root origin is a feminine name, it's use as a surname indicates that the name is masculine. Modern trends have seen it used in both genders.