♀ Name Vanessa – origin, meaning & pronunciation of the name Vanessa

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Vanessa is a ♀ female name.

Origin of 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.

Meaning of Vanessa

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

Pronunciation of Vanessa

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