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Meaning and Name Origin

Vanissa \v(a)-nissa, van(is)-sa\ as a girls' name. The name Vanissa means "butterfly". Vanissa is a variation of Vanessa (Greek). Unique as a given name for girls.


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) listed in the Top 1000 are Vanessa (#171 the previous year), Venessa, Vannie and Vanesa. Usage of these girl names reached its apex in 1997 and is somewhat lower today. Vanessa (#171) is the most chic girl name among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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.