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What does Vannessa mean?

Vannessa Pronunciation of Vannessa [van-nes-sa] as a girls' name has its root in Greek, and the name Vannessa means "butterfly". Vannessa is a version of Vanessa (Greek).

Associated with: greek.


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

14 more relations via Vanessa: Jenessa, Vaneeta, Vanesha, Vaneshia, Vanesia, Vanesse, Vanetta, Vanna, Vannetta, Varnessa, Venesha, Venesse, Vinesha and Vonesse.

Creative forms:
(female) Vannesna, Vannesta, ..

(male) Vannesmar, Vanneste, ..

Middle name pairings:
Vannessa Candice (V.C.), ..

How popular is Vannessa?

Vannessa is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2189 out of 4276, Top 51%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Vannessa entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex position of #1534 in the U.S. in 1991, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Vannessa name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Vanessa (#185 the previous year), Venessa, Jenessa and Vanesa are the prominent varying forms of Vannessa rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Vonnessa, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Vannessa reached its highest 35 years ago (usage of 0.5%) and has become significantly reduced since (usage 0.1%, 75.5%), with versions like Vanessa becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Vannessa, Jenessa, Vanesa, Vanessa, Venessa in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Agnessa, Anessa, Annissa, Arnessa, Bernessa, Caressa, Carressa (see Caresse), Danessa, Daniesha, Genessa, Gianessa, Inessa, Inness, Jalessa, Jancess, Janeesa, Janess, Janessa, Janesse, Janessia (see Janice), Janissa, Jannessa, Jennessa, Jinessa, Jonessa, Kaneesha, Kanesha, Kaniesha, Karessa, Katessa, Kennesha, Lanesha, Lanessa, Lynessa, Maressa, Markessa, Ranessa, Raynesha, Shanessa, Taneesha, Tanesha, Taniesha, Tannisha, Valeska, Vanecia, Vanetia, Vaniece, Vanija, Vannda (see Vanda), Vannora, Venecia, Venezia, Venisha, Venusa and Vinisha. These names tend to be less frequently used than Vannessa.

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