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Baby names info for VANESSA:

  • Gender: girl
  • Syllables: 3
  • Characters: 7
  • Pronunciation: va-NES-sa

Origin and Meaning:

  • Greek : butterfly
  • Irish : The name Vanessa was invented by Irish writer Jonathan Swift for Esther Vanhomrigh, whom Swift had met in 1708 and whom he tutored. The name was created by taking "Van" from the last name Vanhomrigh and adding "Essa", the pet form of Esther

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