What does Anessa mean?
Anessa \a-nessa, an(es)-sa\ as a name for girls. Anessa's name origin is Greek, and the name Anessa means "pure, holy; satisfaction". Anessa is a derivative of Agnes (Greek): Latin form of the Greek name Hagnes. Anessa is also a variation of Annis (Greek): May also have developed in the Middle Ages as a mainly Scottish form of Agnes.
Anessa has 48 more alternative forms via Agnes, Annis: Agafia, Aghna, Agna, Agneis, Agnella, Agnellah, Agnelle, Agnese, Agness, Agnessa, Agnesse, Agneta, Agnethe, Agnetta, Agnettah, Agnieszka, Agnola, Agnus, Agota, Aigneis, Anais, Anis, Anise, Annais, Annes, Annest, Anneyce, Annice, Anniesse, Annise, Annys, Anysia, Ina▼, Ines▼, Inez▼, Nesi, Nessa, Nessah, Nessie, Nessy, Nesta, Nestah, Nevsa, Neysa, Senga, Una▼, Ynes and Ynez.
Anessa is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Anessa is also an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Anessa and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Anessa (#unlisted) are Ines, Inez, Una, Ina, Annis, Anais, Anissa and Agnes. This girl name reached the height of its popularity during the years 1900-1909 and has become much less widespread since, with versions like Inez, Una, Ines, Ina and Anissa falling out of style. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Anessa is pronounced similarly to Anisa and Annissa. Other recommended similar baby names are Alessa, Amissa, Aneese, Anisha, Anusha, Anuska and Arnessa. These names tend to be more frequently used than Anessa.