What Does Vanessa Means?


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Anish Acharya Profile
Anish Acharya answered
Vanessa is a girl name with Greek Origin which means "a butterfly"
Nicole Grant Profile
Nicole Grant answered
Vanessa means butterfly and star
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Vanessa means butterfly it is a French name.
d ds Profile
d ds answered
The name Vanessa is a purely girl’s name and it is of English origin. The name is not a very old one as it was coined by the writer Jonathan Swift in the 18th century for his book “Gulliver’s travels”, so we can say it is a literary name. The name Vanessa is also the name given to a group of butterflies. Jonathan Swift just coined the name but he did not give a meaning to it, so the commonly accepted meaning of the name Vanessa is “butterfly”.
Kelsie Scheuermann Profile
Well the Greek meaning of your name is- Butterfly. Also, from Phanessa, the mystic goddess of an ancient Greek brotherhood.

And the Latin meaning is-Of Venus. Famous Bearers: British actress Vanessa Redgrave. Romance author Vanessa Grant.
Stephen Hurley Profile
Stephen Hurley answered
The name Venessa originates from a character created by Jonathan Swift in his novel novel 'Gulliver's Travels' in the early 18th century.

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