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What does Vinessa mean?

Vinessa Pronunciation of Vinessa [vi-nes-sa] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of the name Vinessa is "butterfly". Vinessa is a version of Vanessa (Greek).

Associated with: greek.


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

16 more alternative forms via Vanessa: Jenessa, Nessa, Vaneeta, Vanesha, Vaneshia, Vanesia, Vanesse, Vanetta, Varnessa, Venesha, Venesse, Venetta, Venisha, Vinesha, Vinisha and Vonesse.

Creative forms:
(female) Vinesna, Vinesta, ..

(male) Vinesto, Vinesus, ..

Middle name pairings:
Vinessa Reece (V.R.), ..

How popular is Vinessa?

Vinessa is an uncommon first name for women. Vinessa is also a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Vinessa (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Jenessa, Vanesa, Vanessa (#185 via latest list), Vannessa and Venessa. These relations of Vinessa were favored by parents 35 years ago (adoption of 0.5%) and are now much less conventional (adoption 0.1%, 76%), with forms such as Vanessa becoming less in vogue. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Vinessa is pronounced similarly to Venusa. Other suggested similar names are Agnessa, Alessa, Allessa, Anessa, Anissa, Annissa, Anyssa, Arnessa, Audessa, Bernessa, Caressa, Chessa, Cressa, Danessa, Denissa, Dessa, Fidessa, Genessa, Gianessa, Inessa, Janeesa, Janessa, Janissa, Jannessa, Jennessa, Jeressa, Jessa, Jinessa, Jonessa, Karessa, Katessa, Lanessa, Liesa, Lissa, Lynessa, Maressa, Melessa, Nissa, Odessa, Princessa, Quintessa, Ranessa, Riesa, Shanessa, Sinisa, Teressa, Tessa, Tiersa, Tressa, Valeska, Vanecia, Vanetia, Venecia, Venetia, Venezia, Vesta, Vicensa (see Vicenza), Vicenta, Vicenza, Vieda, Vienna, Vina, Vincenta, Vincenza, Vincetta, Vinetia (see Venetia), Vinetta, Vinette, Vinica, Vinya, Vitella, Vivecka, Viveka and Vynetta. These names tend to be more frequently used than Vinessa.

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