Meaning and Name Origin
Shanessa \sh(a)-nessa, shan(es)-sa\ as a girls' name. Shanessa's name origin is American. Shanessa is a form of Sha- (American): combination of the Sha- prefix with various name endings. Unique as a name for babies.
Shanessa has 46 alternative forms via Sha-: Shadira, Shadiya, Shadonna, Shaka, Shakeela, Shakeena, Shakeera, Shakeita, Shakette, Shakila, Shakina, Shakira▼, Shakitra, Shalaina, Shalana, Shalaya, Shalia, Shalisa, Shalita, Shaliza, Shalonda▼, Shamara, Shameka▼, Shamika▼, Shanay, Shanedra, Shanel, Shanell, Shanetta, Shanice▼, Shanika▼, Shaniqua▼, Shanique, Shanita, Shannae, Shantel▼, Shaquina, Shaquise, Shaquita, Sharaia, Sharana, Sharaya, Sharina, Sharise, Sharita and Shawna▼.
Shanessa is an unusual first name for females. Shanessa is also an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Shanessa and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Shanessa (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Shakira, Shalonda, Shameka, Shamika, Shanell, Shanice, Shanika, Shaniqua, Shanita, Shantel and Shawna. These girl names were at the top of their popularity in the year 1992 and are now much less widespread, with forms such as Shanice, Shanika, Shaniqua, Shantel and Shawna becoming somewhat dated. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shanessa is alike in pronunciation to Shawnessy. Other suggested similar baby names are Shanecka, Shaneese, Shaneika, Shaneka, Shanequa▼, Shanese, Shaneyka and Shanisse. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shanessa.