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Vanessa

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

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1900 6 6 0
1913 5 5 0
1915 10 10 0
1916 8 8 0
1917 6 6 0
1919 6 6 0
1920 6 6 0
1921 5 5 0
1922 6 6 0
1923 9 9 0
1925 9 9 0
1927 5 5 0
1928 6 6 0
1929 5 5 0
1930 10 10 0
1931 7 7 0
1932 9 9 0
1933 7 7 0
1935 32 32 0
1936 20 20 0
1937 17 17 0
1938 15 15 0
1939 7 7 0
1940 14 14 0
1941 11 11 0
1942 16 16 0
1943 10 10 0
1944 13 13 0
1945 19 19 0
1946 14 14 0
1947 59 59 0
1948 69 69 0
1949 71 71 0
1950 91 91 0
1951 177 177 0
1952 696 696 0
1953 2,005 2,005 0
1954 2,651 2,643 8
1955 2,702 2,694 8
1956 2,616 2,616 0
1957 2,391 2,383 8
1958 2,748 2,738 10
1959 3,131 3,117 14
1960 2,721 2,713 8
1961 2,769 2,760 9
1962 2,255 2,248 7
1963 2,033 2,033 0
1964 2,064 2,056 8
1965 1,638 1,632 6
1966 1,653 1,645 8
1967 1,877 1,871 6
1968 1,804 1,799 5
1969 2,239 2,233 6
1970 2,585 2,580 5
1971 2,666 2,656 10
1972 2,288 2,279 9
1973 2,158 2,148 10
1974 2,357 2,349 8
1975 2,461 2,447 14
1976 2,473 2,463 10
1977 3,223 3,208 15 #90 girl name
1978 3,861 3,849 12 #76 girl name
1979 4,118 4,101 17 #75 girl name
1980 4,448 4,427 21 #69 girl name
1981 4,771 4,747 24 #62 girl name
1982 6,201 6,148 53 #49 girl name
1983 6,442 6,384 58 #49 girl name
1984 7,197 7,154 43 #45 girl name
1985 7,605 7,563 42 #42 girl name
1986 7,510 7,466 44 #43 girl name
1987 7,391 7,345 46 #43 girl name
1988 7,586 7,514 72 #41 girl name
1989 7,009 6,956 53 #50 girl name
1990 6,437 6,405 32 #56 girl name
1991 5,952 5,924 28 #56 girl name
1992 6,108 6,078 30 #55 girl name
1993 5,914 5,884 30 #55 girl name
1994 5,567 5,549 18 #59 girl name
1995 5,420 5,404 16 #63 girl name
1996 5,761 5,744 17 #60 girl name
1997 5,815 5,795 20 #54 girl name
1998 5,842 5,829 13 #52 girl name
1999 5,297 5,287 10 #57 girl name
2000 5,145 5,133 12 #62 girl name
2001 4,678 4,670 8 #64 girl name
2002 4,457 4,452 5 #68 girl name
2003 4,357 4,351 6 #70 girl name
2004 4,354 4,345 9 #75 girl name
2005 4,099 4,091 8 #79 girl name
2006 4,169 4,163 6 #79 girl name
2007 4,448 4,440 8 #71 girl name
2008 4,035 4,029 6 #78 girl name
2009 3,517 3,517 0 #91 girl name
2010 2,885 2,879 6
2011 2,622 2,616 6
2012 2,550 2,550 0
2013 2,094 2,087 7
2014 1,918 1,913 5

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Vanessa" ranks #60 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, 249 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2001. Across the entire United States a total of 4,678 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Vanessa popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Vanessa" mean? The list below shows the origins of Vanessa as well as things modernly associated with the name Vanessa such as celebrities named Vanessa.

English

Origin and Meaning of Vanessa

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

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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Alternative Meanings

V is for valor, your strength.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

S is for smile, it gives you face value.

S is for strength, there when needed.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

Your name in reverse order is "Assenav". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Svnaaes". 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.

Past life for Vanessa born Jun 24, 1947

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern New Zealand approximately on 1150. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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