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Vanessa meaning

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Origin of name Vanessa :
Latin, English, and German
Vanessa Numerology :
Personality No. 11. People with the name Vanessa tend to be charismatic, cooperative, intuitive, and have a pleasing personality with a gentle manner. Person with name Vanessa having 11 as Personality number work hard to gain confidence and overcome in-born shyness. As a child, and into your early twenties, nervous energy may have caused you to bite your nails or express your nervousness in other ways. You are extremely sensitive and intuitive.
of Name Vanessa :
of Name Vanessa :
The name firstly occurred when Jonathan Swift, an Irish poet, gave his lover Esther Vanhomrigh a nickname. He got “Van” from her surname and then added “essa” since this is a properly feminine suffix to be used. Since then, the name spread out and is then used for naming baby girls.
of Name Vanessa :
Because Jonathan Swift had created the poem “Cadenus and Vanessa” in the year 1713, it eventually had taken a full swing in popularity when the poem was released in public. Later on, the name Vanessa got adopted by Johan Christian Fabricius to be named after a genus of butterfly.
Popular In :
Mexico, Austria, and Czech Republic
Information about the
Name of Vanessa :
Widely seen as a perfect name for a baby girl, Vanessa is definitely admired especially in the 1940s to 1980s. Also, even if it reached a decline rate in this year, it is still considered as a well-loved name for all time.
Famous People with
Name Vanessa :
Vanessa Anne Hudgens- She is a renowned American singer and actress who is popularly known as Gabriella Montez in the series High School Musical. Vanessa Kerry – She is an American health care administrator and physician. Vanessa Williams - She is an all in one American singer, actress, and designer in the fashion industry.
Variant Baby Names of Vanessa:

Jenessa, Nessa, Nessie, Nessy, Van, Vanassa, Vaneeta, Vanesa, Vanesha, Vaneshia, Vanesia, , Jenessa, Nessa, NessieFán nī shā (Chinese), Fanisa (Arabic), Wā nes̄ s̀ā (Thai)

Rhyming Names of Vanessa: 
Vanessa with popular Hebrew Surnames:

Vanessa Ridder,   Vanessa Scharf,   Vanessa Peres


More About Hebrew Name : Vanessa

  • Greek meaning: This name means: Butterfly. Also, from Phanessa, the mystic goddess of an ancient Greek brotherhood.

    Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Vanessa to be: A slim and attractive woman

    Latin meaning: The name Vanessa comes from the Latin origin. In Latin the meaning of the name Vanessa is: Of Venus.

    In one word, you might describe Vanessa as a(n) "attractive" person.

  • From Latin vanus, "idle, empty", Latin vacare, "to be empty"; vastus, "empty, waste"vanish; to disappear Etymology: "devoid of real value, idle, unprofitable", from Old French vein, "worthless";

  • Very good.

  • The name is shared by actress Vanessa Redgrave, singer Vanessa Carlton and actress and singer Vanessa Williams

  • In Old Norse 'Van' (Vanir) Icelandic 'blessa' ("bless"), 'blessing of the Vanir'.

Famous Name Vanessa

  • Vanessa Olivarez

    an American singer best known as the first finalist to be eliminated on the second season of the television series American Idol.Olivarez auditioned for American Idol's second season with a rendition of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" in 2002. Paula Abdul was


Vanessa also appears in following countries/origins/languages: American, Australian, British, Chinese, Danish

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  • What does the name Vanessa mean? :

    Baby girl name meaning Butterfly in Hebrew. Vanessa also named in American, Australian, British, Chinese, Danish for girl . We have received lots of suggestion from our website users on baby names. We are thankful for all the contribution on meaning of girl name Vanessa. What does the name Vanessa mean in other origin if you know then please suggest. Further suggestion or detail on what is the meaning of name Vanessa. History of name and famous personality with Vanessa will help to update our database and other website users.

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