What is the meaning of the name Vanessa?

The name Vanessa is primarily a female name of English origin that has an unknown or unconfirmed meaning.

Invented by the poet Jonathan Swift for his friend Esther Van Homrigh. It's the combination of the names Van and Esther. Vanessa Marcil, actress. Vanessa Hudgens, singer/actress. Vanessa Williams, actress/singer. Vanessa Angel, actress. Vanessa Rousso, professional poker player and reality TV star.

Different Spellings of the name Vanessa:


People who like the name Vanessa also like:

Isabella, Natalie, Victoria, Sophia, Olivia, Charlotte, Audrey, Alexander, Liam, Benjamin, Gabriel, Isaac, Ethan, Lucas

Names like Vanessa:

Venegas, Vinayak, Vinicio, Vangie, Vance, Venecia, Vince, Venice, Vanja, Venus, Vinga, Vianca, Vanig

Stats for the Name Vanessa

checkmark Vanessa is currently not in the top 100 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Vanessa is currently #311 in U.S. births

Potential drawbacks of using the name Vanessa:

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1. Potential for mispronunciation or misspelling
2. Commonness of the name may lead to confusion or difficulty in standing out
3. Association with specific time periods or trends, potentially leading to a dated perception
4. Lack of uniqueness due to its popularity
5. Potential for teasing or nicknames based on the name