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What does Odessa mean?

Odessa Pronunciation of Odessa as a girls' name is pronounced oh-DESS-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Odessa is "angry man". Variant of Odysseus. The Russian port of Odessa was supposedly named for "The Odyssey".


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, russian


VARIANTS Odissa, Odyssa, Odyssia



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How popular is Odessa?

Odessa is a very popular first name for women (#767 out of 4276, Top 18%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Odessa reached its apex position of #307 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is at #1835 presently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Similar Names

Odessa is alike in pronunciation to Audessa. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Agnessa, Aleesa, Alessa, Alissa, Amissa, Anessa, Anissa, Ayeesa, Ayeisa (see Aisha), Chessa, Cressa, Crissa, Dessa, Elissa, Elyssa, Fidessa, Genessa, Helsa, Ilyssa, Inessa, Janessa, Jemsa, Jenessa, Jessa, Jinessa, Jonessa, Karessa, Lanessa, Leasa, Leesa, Liesa, Lissa, Maressa, Nessa, Nevsa, Nyssa, Oda, Odeelia (see Odelia), Odela, Odele, Odelia, Odella, Odellia, Odetta, Odette, Odilia, Ogenya, Oleana, Oleesa, Oleisa, Olenya, Olesia, Olexa, Olisa, Omega, Oneida, Onella, Oreana, Orela, Orelia, Orella, Oreta, Oretta, Orsa, Orssa, Ortensa, Ovelia, Tassa (see Tasha), Tessa, Thersa, Treesa, Tressa, Ulissa and Vinessa. These names tend to be less frequently used than Odessa.

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