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What does Nessie mean?

Nessie Pronunciation of Nessie [nessie] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Nessie is "lamb". Diminutive of Agnes. Also the name in cryptozoology, of the purported monster in the Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands, which derives its name from Scottish Gaelic Loch Nis.

Associated with: greek, scottish, gaelic.


Nessie has 7 variants: Nesha, Nessa, Nessia, Nessya, Nesta, Neta and Netia.

Affiliated girl name: Vanessa.

6 more related forms via Agnes: Nesi, Nessah, Nessy, Nestah, Nevsa and Neysa.

1 masculine form: Chessie.

Creative forms:
(female) Nasie, Nesie, ..

(male) Nescio, Nesse, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nessie Loretta (N.L.), ..

How popular is Nessie?

Nessie is an unusual first name for females. Nessie is an equivalently uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Nessie (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000 are Agnes (#1272 in 2015), Neta and Vanessa (#185). Other variants, like Nessy, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Nessie was at its peak 4 decades ago (median #1226) and is now much lower (#1152, 73% less usage). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Agnes, Neta, Vanessa in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Nessie is alike in pronunciation to Nissa and Nyssa. Other recommended names are Bessie, Betsie, Cassie, Chessie, Cissie, Essie, Gussie, Hepsie, Issie, Jesse, Jessi, Jessia, Jessie, Jessye, Kassie, Kelsie, Kessie, Kissie, Lassie, Leslie, Lissie, Lyssie, Missie, Nasia, Neddie, Neecia, Neelie, Neesha, Nellie, Nellsie, Nelsie, Nettie, Nickie, Nikkie, Nixie, Sessile, Sissie, Tassie, Tessi, Tessia, Tessie and Weslie. These names tend to be more commonly used than Nessie.

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