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What does Vanissa mean?

Vanissa \v(a)-nissa, van(is)-sa\ as a girls' name is of Greek derivation, and the name Vanissa means "butterfly". Vanissa is a variation of Vanessa (Greek).


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

Vanissa has 30 more related forms via Vanessa: Jenessa, Nessa, Nessie, Nessy, Van, Vaneeta, Vanesha, Vaneshia, Vanesia, Vanesse, Vanetta, Vania, Vaniece, Vanija, Vanita, Vanna, Vannaleigh, Vannetta, Vannie, Vanya, Varnessa, Venesha, Venesse, Venetta, Venisha, Venishia, Venna, Vinesha, Vinisha and Vonesse.


Vanissa is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Vanissa is an equivalently uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Vanissa and related names. Popular related forms of Vanissa (#unlisted) are Vanessa (#171 the previous year), Venessa, Vannie and Vanesa. Usage of these girl names reached its apex in the year 1997 (usage of 0.276%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.2073%, down 24.9%). Vanessa (#171) is the most chic girl name among these. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 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

A suggested similar baby name is Janissa. Like Vanissa, this name is not frequently used.