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Janessa /ja-nes-sa/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced ja-NESS-ah. It is of American origin. Blend of Jan or Jane and Vanessa. See also Ja-.


Janessa has 3 variants: Janesse, Janissa and Jannessa.

Related girl names: Janice and Jenessa.

Janessa has 27 more related forms via Ja-, Jan, Jane, Vanessa: Jaleesa, Jalessa, Jalissa, Jamesha, Janecia, Janeesa, Janeese, Janela, Janelba, Janella, Janeta, Janetta, Janisha, Jenessa, Vanassa, Vanesa, Vanesha, Vanesia, Vanesse, Vanessia, Vaniessa, Vanissa, Vannessa, Varnessa, Venessa, Vinessa and Vonessa.

Kreatif forms: Janesna, Junessa. [more]

pinHow popular is Janessa?

Janessa is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2298 out of 4276, Top 54%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Janessa for girls. Janessa entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its apex position of #524 in the U.S. in 2004, and is at #761 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Vanessa (#171 a year ago), Jane (#322), Venessa, Jan, Vanesa, Janice and Jaleesa are the popular variation forms of Janessa (#761 a year ago). Forms like Vaniessa are uncommon. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.4488%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.2183%, down 51.4%), with the versions Janice, Jaleesa, Jan and Jane becoming less fashionable. Vanessa (#171) and Janessa (#761) are two of the more chic birth names among these. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Janessa and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Janessa, Jaleesa, Jan, Jane, Janice in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Vanesa, Vanessa, Venessa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jane, Vanessa outside U.S.

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Janessa is alike in pronunciation to Genessa, Gianessa, Janessia, Jennessa, Jinessa and Jonessa. Other recommended similar baby names are Danessa, Janess, Janiss, Lanessa and Ranessa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Janessa.