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pinWhat does Janessa mean?

Janessa /ja-nes-sa/ 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 78 more related forms via Ja-, Jan, Jane, Vanessa: Jakeisha, Jakisha, Jalea, Jaleesa, Jaleese, Jalena, Jalessa, Jalisa, Jalissa, Jameisha, Jameka, Jamesha, Jamiesha, Jamisha, Jana, Janean, Janeane, Janecia, Janeczka, Janee, Janeen, Janeesa, Janeese, Janel, Janela, Janelba, Janella, Janelle, Janene, Janerita, Janet, Janeta, Janeth, Janetta, Janette, Janey, Jania, Janica, Janika, Janina, Janis, Janise, Janisha, Janka, Janna, Janora, Jenella, Jenessa, Jess, Jonella, Nessa, Vanassa, Vaneeta, Vanesa, Vanesha, Vaneshia, Vanesia, Vanesse, Vanessia, Vanetta, Vaneza, Vaniessa, Vanisa, Vanissa, Vannesa, Vannessa, Varnessa, Venesa, Venesha, Venessa, Venesse, Venessea, Vennessa, Vinesha, Vinessa, Vonessa, Vonesse and Vonnessa.

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. Demographics)

Presented below is the birth name history 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 Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Vanessa (#171 via latest list), Jane (#322), Janelle (#450), Janna, Janis, Vanesa, Jalisa, Venessa, Janice, Janette, Janel, Janeen, Jan, Jaleesa, Janet and Jana are the popular variation forms of Janessa (#761 via latest list). Other forms, like Janeesa, are uncommon. These relations of Janessa were favored as baby names 64 years ago (median #562) and are somewhat less common today (#864, 69% less). Vanessa has been the overall favorite, although Janessa appears to be gaining favor too, while versions such as Jane are now somewhat dated.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Janessa, Jaleesa, Jalisa, Jan, Jana in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jane, Janeen, Janel, Janelle, Janet in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Janette, Janice, Janis, Janna, Vanesa in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of 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, Jonessa and Jonisa. Other recommended similar baby names are Agnessa, Anessa, Arnessa, Caressa, Danessa, Inessa, Jaleisa, James, Jamese, Janais, Jancess, Janea, Janeece, Janess, Janeva, Janevra, Janicia, Janiss, Jannis, Jemsa, Jeressa, Jessa, Juanisha, Kanesha, Karessa, Katessa, Lanesha, Lanessa, Lynessa, Maressa, Ranessa, Shanessa and Tanesha. These names tend to be less commonly used than Janessa.