Meaning and name origin
Janessa is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2298 out of 4276, Top 54%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Janessa for girls. Janessa reached its highest rank of #524 in the U.S. in 2004. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Janessa and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Vanessa (#171), Jane (#322), Janessa (#761), Jan and Janice. (2014 statistics).
Janessa▼ is also pronounced similarly to Genessa, Gianessa, Janeesa, Janessia, Jennessa, Jinessa and Jonessa. Other suggested similar baby names are Danessa, Jalessa, Jamesha, Janecia, Janeese, Janess, Janisha, Janiss, Lanessa and Ranessa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Janessa.