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Meaning of the Name Vanessa

The first name Vanessa is of Greek, Latin, Hebrew origin. It is often a girl name. It has the following meaning(s):

Greek: Butterfly
Greek: Butterfly. Also, from Phanessa, the Mystic Goddess of an Ancient Greek Brotherhood
Latin: Of Venus. Famous Bearers: British Actress Vanessa Redgrave. Romance Author Vanessa Grant
Hebrew: Star (Ness, Nessa, Nessi, Vana, Vanna, Vanni, Vanya)

Similar Names

Van Ness | Vanechka | Vanisha | Vannes | Vanyusha | Vanesa | Vanisa | Venecia | Venessa |

Related Names

Jennessa  (English)
From Jennifer and Vanessa
Vanesa  (Spanish)
Variant of Vanessa
Vania  (Greek)
Diminutive of Vanessa: Butterfly. Also, from Phanessa, the Mystic Goddess of an Ancient Greek Brotherhood
Vanna  (Greek)
Diminutive of Vanessa: Butterfly. Also, from Phanessa, the Mystic Goddess of an Ancient Greek Brotherhood
Vanny  (Greek)
Diminutive of Vanessa: Butterfly. Also, from Phanessa, the Mystic Goddess of an Ancient Greek Brotherhood

Additional Names

Didymus | BwIch | Hennessy | Tory | Ahihud | Keladry | Leila | Mervyn | Andre | Pur | Eldrian | Dellinger | Kelsie | Oleg | Clevon |