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Meaning and name origin
Anessa \a-nessa, an(es)-sa\ as a girl's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Anessa is "pure, holy; satisfaction". Anessa is a variant of Agnes (Greek): Latin form of the Greek name Hagnes, from the feminine form of "hagnos". Also a variant of Annis (Greek): may also have developed in the Middle Ages as a mainly Scottish form of Agnes, which means "holy" in Greek.
Anessa is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Anessa is also pronounced similarly to Anisa and Annissa. Other suggested similar baby names are Agnessa, Alessa, Amissa, Aneese, Anisha, Anusha, Anuska, Anysia and Arnessa. These names tend to be more commonly used than Anessa.
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