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249k
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since 1880

Vanessa

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • #293 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the name "Vanessa" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1900660
1913550
191510100
1916880
1917660
1919660
1920660
1921550
1922660
1923990
1925990
1927550
1928660
1929550
193010100
1931770
1932990
1933770
193532320
193620200
193717170
193815150
1939770
194014140
194111110
194216160
194310100
194413130
194519190
194614140
194759590
194869690
194971710
195091910
19511771770
19526966960
19532,0052,0050
19542,6512,6438
19552,7022,6948
19562,6162,6160
19572,3912,3838
19582,7482,73810
19593,1313,11714
19602,7212,7138
19612,7692,7609
19622,2552,2487
19632,0332,0330
19642,0642,0568
19651,6381,6326
19661,6531,6458
19671,8771,8716
19681,8041,7995
19692,2392,2336
19702,5852,5805
19712,6662,65610
19722,2882,2799
19732,1582,14810
19742,3572,3498
19752,4612,44714
19762,4732,46310
19773,2233,20815#90 girl name
19783,8613,84912#76 girl name
19794,1184,10117#75 girl name
19804,4484,42721#69 girl name
19814,7714,74724#62 girl name
19826,2016,14853#49 girl name
19836,4426,38458#49 girl name
19847,1977,15443#45 girl name
19857,6057,56342#42 girl name
19867,5107,46644#43 girl name
19877,3917,34546#43 girl name
19887,5867,51472#41 girl name
19897,0096,95653#50 girl name
19906,4376,40532#56 girl name
19915,9525,92428#56 girl name
19926,1086,07830#55 girl name
19935,9145,88430#55 girl name
19945,5675,54918#59 girl name
19955,4205,40416#63 girl name
19965,7615,74417#60 girl name
19975,8155,79520#54 girl name
19985,8425,82913#52 girl name
19995,2975,28710#57 girl name
20005,1455,13312#62 girl name
20014,6784,6708#64 girl name
20024,4574,4525#68 girl name
20034,3574,3516#70 girl name
20044,3544,3459#75 girl name
20054,0994,0918#79 girl name
20064,1694,1636#79 girl name
20074,4484,4408#71 girl name
20084,0354,0296#78 girl name
20093,5173,5170#91 girl name
20102,8852,8796
20112,6222,6166
20122,5502,5500
20132,0942,0877
20141,9181,9135

Want to know about the populiarty of Vanessa? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 248,564 babies born with the name Vanessa in the United States. That's more than enough Vanessas to occupy the territory of French Guiana (France) with an estimated population of 243,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1900 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Vanessa" was in 1985 with a total of 7,563 babies. (That's a lot of baby Vanessas)

According to the 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Vanessa" ranks #42 in popularity as a baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, 599 babies in California have the same name as you in 1977. Across the entire United States a total of 3,223 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Vanessa" mean?

Vanessa (English): Combination of Van and Esther

The name "Vanessa" is of English origin and it means "Combination of Van and Esther". It's a name commonly given to girls.

V is for vision, few can share.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

S is for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

S is for sincere, a model of truth.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

Your name in reverse order is "Assenav". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Anssaev". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Vanessa popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Vanessa in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Vanessa

Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Vanessa was born in 1988 as Vanessa Anne Hudgens in Salinas, California, United States.

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Vanessa Paradis

Vanessa Paradis is a singer-songwriter, musician, actress, and model specializing in rock and pop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1981 to present. Vanessa was born in 1972 as Vanessa Chantal Paradis in Saint-Maur-des-Fosses, Val-de-Marne, France.

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Vanessa Williams

Vanessa was born in 1963.

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Vanessa Marcil

Vanessa Marcil is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1992 to present. Vanessa was born in 1969 as Sally Vanessa Ortiz in Indio, California, U.S.

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Vanessa Redgrave

Vanessa Redgrave is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1958 to present. Vanessa was born in 1937 in Greenwich, London, England.

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Vanessa Carlton

Vanessa Carlton is a singer-songwriter specializing in pop, pop rock, and piano rock music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1998 to present. Vanessa was born in 1980 as Vanessa Lee Carlton in Milford, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Past life for Vanessa born May 11, 1947

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern New Zealand approximately on 925. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

Name poster for Vanessa

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