Vanessa in the US

  1. #286 Laurie
  2. #287 Leonard
  3. #288 Francis
  4. #289 Gina
  5. #290 Vanessa
  6. #291 Allison
  7. #292 Bradley
  8. #293 Jorge
  9. #294 Louise
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Name invented by Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) for his friend Esther Vanhomrigh. It seems to have been derived from the first syllable of her (Dutch) surname, with the addition of the suffix -essa (perhaps influenced by the first syllable of her given name). The name became fairly popular in the 20th century, being borne for example by the actress Vanessa Redgrave (b. 1937).
290th in the U.S.

Nicknames & variations

Quick facts

Hundreds of thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
267,867
to be exact
New Mexico
has the most people named Vanessa per capita
1985
marked the height of its popularity
99.84%
0.16%
5%
55+
29%
30-54
46%
13-29
20%
0-12

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