Vanesa: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Vanesa

Vanesa

Pronunciation: vah-NEH-sə (key)

Origin of the name Vanessa:

An invention of satirist Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745), Vanessa is a partial anagram of the name of his intimate friend Esther Vanhomrigh. Swift used the name in his Cadenus and Vanessa, which led to its use as a female given name.

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Vanesa Martin (b. 1980), Spanish singer and composer

Vanesa Tomasino (b. 1981), actress

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