Vanessa : baby girl name meaning and popularity

Vanessa

Said to be a name invented by writer Jonathan Swift, this name is also a name of a genus of butterfly. This is a great name for a little girl who will flutter around and probably never stay still.

Nicknames:

Nessa, Vanny, Vani, Vanna.

Famous people named Vanessa:

Actress Vanessa Redgrave; actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens; Vanessa Minnillo Lachey, model, TV host and wife to Nick Lachey.

Fun fact:

There are fictional characters named Vanessa in The Cosby Show, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, and Gossip Girl.

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