Odessa

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.

Nicknames:

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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