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:

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

Names like Vanessa:

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

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