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What does Nissa mean?

Nissa \n(is)-sa\ as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Nissa is "to test". Also possibly (Scandinavian) "elf". The name is similar to Vanessa.


Nissa has 4 variants: Nis, Nissanit, Nissnana and Nyssa.

Nissa has 50 more related variations via Vanessa: Jenessa, Nessa, Nessie, Nessy, Van, Vanassa, Vaneeta, Vanesa, Vanesha, Vaneshia, Vanesia, Vanesse, Vanessia, Vanetta, Vaneza, Vania, Vaniece, Vaniessa, Vanija, Vanisa, Vanissa, Vanita, Vanna, Vannaleigh, Vannesa, Vannessa, Vannetta, Vanneza, Vannie, Vanya, Varnessa, Venesa, Venesha, Venessa, Venesse, Venessea, Venetta, Veniesa, Venisha, Venishia, Venna, Vennesa, Vennessa, Vennisa, Vinesha, Vinessa, Vinisha, Vonessa, Vonesse and Vonnessa.


Nissa is an unusual given name for women. Nissa is an equivalently uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Nissa and corresponding names. Popular variation forms of Nissa (#unlisted) are Vanessa (#171 a year ago), Venessa, Vannie and Vanesa. This girl name reached the height of its popularity in the year 1997 and is somewhat less popular today. Vanessa (#171) is the most fashionable baby name here. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names

Nissa is alike in pronunciation to Nasya, Nessah, Nessia, Nessya, Neysa and Nysa. Other suggested similar baby names are Lissa, Nasia, Nesha, Nicia, Niesha, Nika, Nikia, Nilsa, Nisha and Nitsa. These names tend to be more commonly used than Nissa.