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Meaning and name origin

Dessa \d(es)-sa\ as a girl's name is pronounced DESS-ah. It is of Latin origin. From the Greek name Odysseus, meaning "wandering".


Dessa is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Dessa for girls. Dessa reached its highest rank of #690 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dessa name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dessa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Dessa is also pronounced similarly to Dasya, Deysi, Dosya and Dusa. Other suggested similar baby names are Dasha, Decca, Decia, Decka, Deija, Deja, Deka, Deshay, Desma, Deyse, Dosha, Dosia, Jessa, Nessa and Tessa. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dessa.