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

1905

Vanessa is a ♀ girl’s name.

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 is the meaning of the name Vanessa?

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

Vannessa

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Popularity of the name Vanessa

The name Vanessa is ranked #1905 overall.

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