Vanessa is a ♀ girl’s name.
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.
Vanessa is a name of a genus of butterfly, so the meaning could be “queen of the butterflies”.
The name Vanessa is ranked #1739 overall.
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Last updated: 4/13/2022
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