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Girl Names Ending with -essa

Essa ending baby names and what they mean, with 52 results. -essa names are used more often as feminine names. These girl names reached the height of their popularity in the 1980s (ADOPTION OF 0.45%) and are now significantly less common (ADOPTION 0.2%, 54.9%), with names such as Vanessa becoming somewhat dated. Tessa (#245) is the most trendy name for newborns here, while Ponessa (TOP 73%) and Bessa (55%) are common -essa surnames.

-essa names

Agnessa - Floressa | Genessa - Maressa | Melessa - Vanessa

Agnessa - Floressa

Agnes and variants

Nessa, Inessa, Anessa1, Agnessa
Forms of Agnes. Origin fr. Greek word. "Pure, holy." Aneesa is also a slightly favored kid's name.


Var. of Alexis. Derivative of Greek language. "Defender." Common. Compare Alessa with popular -ssa last names Assa (TOP 71%), Adessa (74%). See also Alyssah.

Var. of Alessandra. Derived fr. Greek word. Italian and Spanish form of Alexandra. Uncommon, with usage of 0.009% for Alessa as a children's name in 2018, higher than 0.008% in 2017. See also Allysa.

Var. of Alexandra. Source fr. Greek element. "Man's defender." Adlessa and Allesta are creative variations. See also Allyssa.

Var. of Annis. Source fr. Greek element. "Satisfaction." Anessa was favored as a baby name a decade ago. See also Aneese.

Form of Arnelle. Origin fr. American element. Invented name based on Arnold. Unique. Arnessa (cf. Assa, Anissa) uses the common -ssa suffix. See also Anessa.

Var. of Audrey. Stems fr. Old English word. "Noble strength." Audessa was not a Top birth name in 2018.

Var. of Berenice. Root fr. Greek. "Victory bringer." Rare. Bernessa is not listed in the US Census. See also Berniss.

Var. of Bernadette. From French, Old German. "Strong, brave bear." Bernessa is an irregularly used women's name. See also Bernisha.

Carressa, Caressa1
Forms of Caresse. Source fr. French element. "Tender touch." Unique. Caressa, Carressa (cf. Carissa) use the feminine-sounding -sa suffix.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -essa names: Alessa, Anessa, Dessa

Var. of Carissa. Source fr. Latin, Greek elements. "Beloved; grace." Caressa is rarely used as a women's name. See also Cressa.

Var. of Charis. Based on Greek element. "Grace." Unique. Caressa (compare Carressa) uses the common feminine -ssa suffix. See also Maressa.

Based on Slavic word. "At peace." Chessa is not in the Top 2000. See also Cesya.

Claressa1, Clairessa
Forms of Clarissa. Based on Latin language. "Most bright, most famous." Scarce. Clairessa and Claressa are not listed in the US Demographics.

Form of Clarice. Based on Latin. "Fame." Unusual. Claressa, similar to Crissa, has the common feminine-sounding -ssa ending. See also Clayrissa.

Var. of Cressida. Origin fr. Greek language. "Gold." Cressa is unusual as a birth name. See also Coryssa.

Var. of Da-. From American. .. Pronunciation emphasis is on the second .. Danessa is not in the Top 2000.


Derived fr. Latin element. From the Greek name Odysseus, meaning .. Adoption of Dessa was widespread among parents a century ago. See also Jessa.

Var. of Fidelity. Stems fr. Latin language. "Loyalty." Fidessa is unique as a children's name.

Var. of Flora. Based on Latin word. "Flower." Floressa is not a Top 2000 name.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -essa names for girls.

1. Agnessa - Floressa
Agnes [Nessa, Inessa, Anessa, Agnessa], Alexis [Alessa], Alessandra [Alessa], Alexandra [Allessa], Annis [Anessa], Arnelle [Arnessa], Audrey [Audessa], Berenice [Bernessa], Bernadette [Bernessa], Caresse [Caressa, Carressa], Carissa [Caressa], Charis [Caressa], Chessa, Clarissa [Claressa, Clairessa], Clarice [Claressa], Cressida [Cressa], Da- [Danessa], Dessa, Fidelity [Fidessa], Flora [Floressa]

Genesis [Genessa], Inez [Inessa], Ja- [Jalessa], Jane [Janessa], Janessa [Jannessa], Janice [Janessa], Je- [Jeressa, Jenessa], Jenessa [Jinessa, Janessa, Gianessa], Jenny [Jennessa], Jessica [Jessa], Jessie [Jessa], Jo [Jonessa], Karissa [Karessa], Ka- [Katessa], Kora [Koressa], La- [Lanessa], Lynette [Lynessa], Marquise [Markessa, Marquessa, Marchessa], Marissa [Maressa], Marisa [Maressa]

Melissa [Melessa], Nessie [Nessa], Odessa, Princess [Princessa, Principessa], Quintina [Quintessa], Ranae [Ranessa], Sha- [Shanessa], Teresa [Tessa, Tressa, Teressa], Theresa [Tessa, Tressa, Teressa, Theressa], Tessa, Turkessa [Turkwessa, Turquessa], Vanessa [Vonessa, Vinessa, Venessa, Vonnessa, Vennessa, Varnessa, ..]

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