Odessa Name Meaning & Origin

Odessa

Pronunciation: oh-DEHS-ə (key)

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Feminine Form of Odysseus meaning Odyssey
Greek; wrathful

Pronounced (o DEH sah) or (O Des Sah)

Personal experiences with the name Odessa

*My daughter's name is Odessa Danielle. She is 2 years old, we call her Dessa for short. Everyone loves her name.

*I have a Daughter named Odessa Louise, named so due to The Odyssey. we haven’t had any negative comments on the name an all round pleasant experience. her nickname is Odie Lu or just Odie.

Nicknames for Odessa

Dessie, Dessa, Odie, Essie, Essa, Dess, Ode, Otis

Meanings and history of the name Odessa

Wrathful; Odessa is the feminine version of Odysseus, which has taken on the connotative meaning of wandering, traveling adventure in honor of the famous voyage in Homer's epic The Odyssey.

Odessa, a Ukrainian port city that sits on the north coast of the Black Sea, was given its name by Russia's Catherine the Great, who was inspired by Homer's Odyssey.

Odessa,TX; named from railroad workers who claimed it reminded them of the Odessa region in the south of Russia.

Famous real-life people named Odessa

Odessa Adlon - Actress

Odessa Whitmire - Fashion Designer, At Some odd Rubies.

Odessa in song, story & screen

Odessa file - 1974 film

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