The baby name Vannessa is simply an alternative spelling of the popular name Vanessa. It's the less common version of the name, but the extra “n” adds a bit of uniqueness. The name was super popular during the 1980s, and scientifically, it has a meaning that many people may find symbolic. Few people realize that it has its roots in a work of literature.
Meaning of the name Vannessa:
English: Species of butterfly
Origin of the name Vannessa:
Vannessa is an alternative spelling of Vanessa, which was a name created by writer Jonathan Swift in the poem named “Cadenus and Vanessa.”
Symbolism of the name Vannessa:
Because Vannessa is a name from a love poem, it may be a symbol of poetry, literature or love to some new parents. Others may see the name as a symbol of a butterfly since it is also known as the name of a species of butterflies.
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Gender of the name Vannessa:
Vannessa is a girl's name.
Pronunciation of the name Vannessa:
Number of syllables in the name Vannessa:
Emotion evoked from the name Vannessa:
The baby name Vannessa evokes images of someone who is fearless.
Alternative spellings for the name Vannessa:
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Popularity of the name Vannessa:
This spelling of Vannessa has never made the list of the top 1,000 baby names, according to the Social Security Administration.
Related names for the name Vannessa:
Great middle names for Vannessa and their meanings:
- Belle (beautiful)
- Alice (noble)
- Lily (flower)
- Charlotte (free man)
- Grace (God's grace)
- Rose (flower)
- Claire (bright, clear)
- Harper (harp player)
- Iris (rainbow)
- Pearl (shiny round bead)
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