Odessa: baby girl name meaning and popularity


This could either be a place name (there are lots of Odessas worldwide) or the feminine version of the Greek mythological name Odysseus - an adventurer. Regardless of her name's etymology, your little Odessa will probably do plenty of adventuring on her own. And come home muddy in the process.


Odie, Dess, Dessa.

Famous people named Odessa:

Actresses Odessa Cleveland and Odessa Young; mother of boxer Muhammad Ali, Odessa Grady Clay; singer Jennifer Odessa Nettles.

Fun fact:

The Social Security Administration began keeping name popularity records in 1880. From that year until 1956, Odessa was in the top 1000.

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