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What does Vanisa mean?

Vanisa Pronunciation of Vanisa [vanisa] as a name for girls is of Greek origin, and the name Vanisa means "butterfly". Vanisa is an alternate form of Vanessa (Greek).

Associated with: greek.


Vanisa has 19 variants: Vanassa, Vanesa, Vanessia, Vaneza, Vaniessa, Vanissa, Vannesa, Vannessa, Vanneza, Venesa, Venessa, Venessea, Veniesa, Vennesa, Vennessa, Vennisa, Vinessa, Vonessa and Vonnessa.

21 more alternative forms via Vanessa: Van, Vaneeta, Vanesha, Vaneshia, Vanesia, Vanesse, Vanetta, Vania, Vaniece, Vanija, Vanita, Vanna, Vannie, Vanya, Varnessa, Venesha, Venisha, Venishia, Venna, Vinesha and Vinisha.

Creative forms:
(female) Vaisa, Vinisa, ..

(male) Vanus, Vanzio, ..

Middle name pairings:
Vanisa Eve (V.E.), ..

How popular is Vanisa?

Vanisa is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Vanisa is also an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Vanessa (#185 from recent data), Vannie, Venessa, Vannessa, Vania, Vanesa, Van and Vanita are the popular variation forms of Vanisa (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Vanisa were popular as birth names in the 1980s (median #1471) and are now significantly less common (#1773, down 75.4%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

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

Similar Names

Vanisa is alike in pronunciation to Venizia, Venusa and Vonizia. Other suggested similar names are Carisa, Dania, Danica, Danika, Danila, Danira, Danise, Danita, Denisa, Genisa, Hania, Hanina, Haniya, Jalisa, Jania, Janica, Janika, Janina, Janis, Janise, Janisha, Janiss (see Janice), Janissa, Jonisa, Kalisa, Kanisha, Karisa, Lanika, Lanisha, Lanita, Larisa, Maisa, Mandisa, Manika, Marisa, Pania, Paniya, Parisa, Ranisha, Ranita, Renisa, Sinisa, Taisa, Talisa, Tania, Tanika, Tanis, Tanita, Vaiga, Valida, Valina, Vana, Vanda, Vanecia, Vangy, Vanina, Vanity, Vannda (see Vanda), Vanora, Varina, Venia, Venice, Venicia, Venise, Venita, Venize, Venus, Vianca, Vinia, Vinica, Vinita and Wanita. These names tend to be more commonly used than Vanisa.

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in meaning and etymology.