Vanessa

Vanessa - A very unique female name



  Feb 18,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Vanessa appeared on the charts for the first time in 1935 on position #1802. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Vanessa and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Vanessa? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Vanessa. The baby girl name Vanessa was given to 2,509 baby girls in 2012, ranking #123 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 563 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Vanessa peaked in popularity 31 years ago in 1988 on position 41.



Famous with this name

Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Marcil


How would you rate Vanessa, 1-5?

Rating: 4/5 (10 people)


Vanessa is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Vanessa is currently topping the baby name charts in Nevada at position #50 - and is the least popular in West Virginia at position #359.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Vanessa is where you live.


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Vanessa origin and meaning

Vanessa is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Vanessa, pop culture references for the name Vanessa and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Vanessa

We've found the following names that sound similar to Vanessa, sorted by popularity.

Venus / Vanesa / Venessa / Vannessa / Vianca / Vannesa / Venice / Vianka / Vaneza / Venecia /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012123
2011122
2010107
200991
200879
200771
200679
200579
200475
200370
200268
200164
200062
199957
199852
199754
199660
199564
199459
199355
199255
199156
199056
198950
198841
198743
198643
198542
198446
198349
198249
198162
198069
197975
197876
197790
1976107
1975115
1974122
1973133
1972134
1971129
1970138
1969148
1968180
1967170
1966197
1965203
1964185
1963188
1962175
1961153
1960155
1959140
1958149
1957161
1956146
1955140
1954142
1953164
1952306
1951641
19501023
19491257
19481074
19471199
19351802

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Nevada50
California54
Oregon69
Arizona71
Washington80
Texas92
New Jersey99
Florida104
Nebraska110
Wisconsin112
New York113
Illinois115
North Carolina129
Arkansas138
Massachusetts146
Colorado146
New Mexico148
Oklahoma155
Michigan155
Idaho158
Iowa161
Utah163
Delaware169
Minnesota170
Georgia175
Indiana178
Kansas182
Tennessee201
Maryland204
Ohio211
South Dakota219
New Hampshire229
Maine229
Pennsylvania231
South Carolina236
Virginia266
Connecticut279
Missouri283
Alabama292
Kentucky335
Louisiana349
West Virginia359

Even more about Vanessa


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Vanessa a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Vanessa?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1988
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Vanessa
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 563
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1935
2012 births +2,509

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