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What does Vanesha mean?

Vanesha Pronunciation of Vanesha [vane-sha] as a girls' name is a Greek name, and Vanesha means "butterfly". Vanesha is a version of Vanessa (Greek).

Associated with: greek.


Vanesha has 6 variants: Vaneshia, Venesha, Venisha, Venishia, Vinesha and Vinisha.

34 more different relations via Vanessa: Jenessa, Vanassa, Vaneeta, Vanesa, Vanesia, Vanesse, Vanessia, Vanetta, Vaneza, Vania, Vaniessa, Vanija, Vanisa, Vanissa, Vanita, Vanna, Vannesa, Vannessa, Vannetta, Vanneza, Vanya, Varnessa, Venesa, Venessa, Venesse, Venessea, Venetta, Veniesa, Vennesa, Vennessa, Vinessa, Vonessa, Vonesse and Vonnessa.

Creative forms:
(female) Vanega, Vesha, ..

(male) Vaneva, ..

Middle name pairings:
Vanesha Kenna (V.K.), ..

How popular is Vanesha?

Vanesha is a rare first name for women. Vanesha is a rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Jenessa, Vanesa, Vanessa (#185 last year), Vania, Vanita, Vannessa and Venessa are the popular varying forms of Vanesha (outside Top 2000). Usage of these relations of Vanesha reached its most widespread in the 1980s (average #1376) and has become much less since (#1740, 76%), with forms like Vanessa becoming less in vogue. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jenessa, Vanesa, Vanessa, Vania, Vanita in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Vannessa, Venessa in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Vanesha is alike in pronunciation to Vanecia, Vanetia, Venecia, Venetia and Vinetia. Other suggested similar names are Camesha, Danessa, Daniesha, Danisha, Denesha, Ernesha, Jamesha, Janessa, Janisha, Kadesha, Kamesha, Kaneesha, Kaneisha, Kanesha, Kaniesha, Kanisha, Lakesha, Lanesha, Lanessa, Lanisha, Latesha, Ranessa, Ranisha, Raynesha, Saesha, Taneesha, Tanesha, Taniesha, Tanisha, Tanysha, Tenesha, Valeska, Venezia and Venusa. These names tend to be more frequently used than Vanesha.

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