Meaning and Name Origin
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)
A suggested similar baby name is Janissa. Like Vanissa, this name is not frequently used.