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What does Shanessa mean?

Shanessa Pronunciation of Shanessa [shanes-sa] as a girls' name is an American name. Shanessa is an alternate form of Sha- (American).


13 alternative forms via Sha-: Shakeela, Shakeena, Shakeera, Shakeita, Shalisa, Shameka, Shanedra, Shanel, Shanell, Shanetta, Shanika, Shaniqua and Shanita.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Shanessa Selena (S.S.), ..

How popular is Shanessa?

Shanessa is an unusual first name for females. Shanessa is also an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Shameka, Shanel, Shanell, Shanika, Shaniqua and Shanita are the popular alternative forms of Shanessa (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Shanessa were at the top of their popularity 2 decades ago (adoption of 0.1%), but now, forms such as Shaniqua have become less trendy. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shameka, Shanel, Shanell, Shanika, Shaniqua, Shanita in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shanessa and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Shanessa is alike in pronunciation to Shawnessy. Other suggested similar names are Agnessa, Anessa, Arnessa, Bernessa, Chessa, Claressa, Danessa, Genessa, Inessa, Janeesa, Janess, Jannessa, Jenessa, Jinessa, Jonessa, Katessa, Kharissa, Lanessa, Lynessa, Ranessa, Saesha, Sancha, Sanchia, Sancia, Santsia, Sanzia, Sarissa, Seneca, Senecca, Senneca, Shaena, Shahsta (see Shasta), Shalena, Shamika, Shana, Shanda, Shandea (see Shandy), Shandeya (see Shaneika), Shandra, Shane, Shanee, Shaneese, Shaneice, Shaneika, Shaneikah (see Shaneika), Shanella, Shanequa, Shanese, Shaneyka, Shania, Shanice, Shaniece, Shanise, Shanisse, Shannea, Shanneice (see Shaneika), Shanta, Shareefa, Shareena, Sharlisa, Sheniqua, Sherissa, Shinella, Sinisa, Theressa, Vanesa, Vanesha, Vanessa, Vanesse, Vanessia, Vanissa, Vannessa, Venessa and Vinessa. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shanessa.

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