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What does Nessy mean?

Nessy Pronunciation of Nessy [nessy] as a name for girls is a Greek name, and Nessy means "pure, holy; butterfly". Nessy is an alternate spelling of Agnes (Greek). Nessy is also a form of Vanessa (Greek).

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin).


Nessy has 5 variants: Nesi, Nessa, Nessah, Nessie and Neysa.

5 more alternative forms via Agnes, Vanessa: Anessa, Inessa, Nesta, Nestah and Nevsa.

Creative forms:
(female) Nasy, Nesy, ..

(male) Nesco, Nesni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nessy Stella (N.S.), ..

How popular is Nessy?

Nessy is an unusual given name for women. Nessy is an uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Nessy (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Agnes (#1272 from current records), Anessa and Vanessa (#185). Adoption of these relations of Nessy was more pronounced 35 years ago (average #1226) and is now much diminished (#1152, 73%), with versions like Vanessa becoming less fashionable. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Nessy is alike in pronunciation to Nasya, Nessia, Nessya, Nissa, Nysa and Nyssa. Other suggested similar names are Bessy, Betsy, Cassy, Chessy, Cissy, Cressy, Essy, Hepsy, Issy, Jessy, Kassy, Kelsy, Kessy, Lesy, Lissy, Missy, Neely, Nelly, Nelsey, Nelsy, Nesha, Nest, Netty, Sessy, Sissy and Tessy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nessy.

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