Odessa Name Meaning & Origin

Odessa

Pronunciation: oh-DEHS-ə (key)

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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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