What does Vanessa mean?
The meaning of Vanessa is "a genus of butterflies".
It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "literary invention".
Vanessa is generally used as a girl's name.
It consists of 7 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Va-ne-ssa.
The Given Name Vanessa
Simple yet classic, the name is a great blend of character and flair.
Solidly popular, this one is a keeper.
Vanessa falls into the insect name category.
Some famous bearers of this name include: Vanessa Hudgens, and Vanessa L. Williams.
View the Vanessa Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Vanessa has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Vanessa to other names.
Vanessa Related Names
- Vanessa Hudgens ~ Actress
- Vanessa L. Williams ~ Actress, Musician
Vanessa Name Fun
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