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Meaning and name origin

Vanissa \v(a)-nissa, van(is)-sa\ as a girl's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Vanissa is "butterfly". Vanissa is a variant of Vanessa (Greek): the name of a genus of butterflies that includes the Red Admiral and the Painted Lady.


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


Vanissa is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Vanissa and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Vanessa (#171), Venessa and Vanesa. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Vanesa, Vanessa, Venessa in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Janissa, Vanesha, Vanesia, Vanesse, Vanija, Venisha and Vinisha. Like Vanissa, these names are not commonly used.