Name Vanessa Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Vanessa


Vanessa is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Vanessa?

The name Vanessa is an invention of the author Jonathan Swift for his poem “Cadenus and Vanessa” (1726). Maybe it derives from the Greek goddess Phanessa.

What does the name Vanessa mean?

Vanessa is a name of a genus of butterfly, so the meaning could be “queen of the butterflies”.

Pronunciation of Vanessa

Variants of the name Vanessa


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Popularity of the name Vanessa

The name Vanessa is ranked #1633 overall.

Vanessa in the Top 50 Names

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