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pinWhat does Nessie mean?

Nessie /nes-sie/ 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.


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

Affiliated girl name: Vanessa.

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

Nessie has 1 masculine form: Chessie.

Kreatif forms: Nasie, Nesie, Nisie. [more]

pinHow 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)

Below is a graphed comparison of the statistics of Nessie and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Nessie (not ranked) ranked in the Top 1000 are Agnes, Neta and Vanessa (#171 in 2014). Other variants, like Nessy, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Nessie was at its peak 6 decades ago (median #519) and is somewhat lower today (#723, 42% less). Vanessa is the firm favorite, while forms such as Agnes have become less popular. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Agnes, Neta, Vanessa in U.S.

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

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Nessie is alike in pronunciation to Nissa and Nyssa. Other recommended similar baby 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.