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Janessa is a modern English baby girl's name that means “God is gracious”. Janessa is an elaboration of the traditional English name Jane and is a refreshing modern take on a historically significant name.

Meaning of the name Janessa:

English: God is gracious

Origin of the name Janessa:

Janessa is a modern English girl’s name that likely means “God is gracious”. Janessa is an invented elaboration of the name Jane.

Symbolism of the name Janessa:

There is a beautiful bright pink flowering tree that is called the Jane magnolia. This type of magnolia is common in Japan and symbolizes dignity, purity, and the beauty of nature.

Baby name Janessa

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Gender of the name Janessa:

Janessa is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Janessa:


Number of syllables in the name Janessa:


Emotion evoked from the name Janessa:

Janessa evokes feelings of strength and happiness.

Alternative spellings for the name Janessa:

Janesa, Jahnessa

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Popularity of the name Janessa:

According to the Social Security Administration, Janessa is a modern English girl’s name that first became popular in 1984. Janessa peaked in popularity in 2004 at #524 and disappeared off of the top 1000 names list in 2018.

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Famous people with the name Janessa:

There are no famous or significant people named Janessa.

Janessa in popular culture:

  • Janessa (film, “Barbie Thumbelina”)
  • Janessa (film, “Jason X”)
  • Janessa (film, “Star Runners”)
  • Aunt Janessa (television, “Rastamouse”)
  • Janessa (film, “Barbie in the Twelve Dancing Princesses”)
  • Janessa Slater (web series, “Sound Advice”)
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