Janessa

First Name
13k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Janessa

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Texas, United States says the name Janessa is of Hebrew origin and means "God is gracious".
  • A submission from New Zealand says the name Janessa means "God's gracious butterfly" and is of Hebrew origin.
  • According to a user from Indiana, United States, the name Janessa is of Unknown origin and means "Gift of God".
  • According to a user from Philippines, the name Janessa is of Unknown origin and means "The best of the best".
  • According to a user from New York, United States, the name Janessa is of Unknown origin and means "Not too intelligent".
Other origins: Norwegian, Spanish, Indonesian, Thai, and Philippines

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  1. A female given name

How popular is the baby name Janessa in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1954 7 7 0
1955 6 6 0
1956 9 9 0
1957 9 9 0
1961 11 11 0
1962 11 11 0
1963 9 9 0
1964 11 11 0
1967 11 11 0
1968 21 21 0
1969 11 11 0
1970 21 21 0
1971 18 18 0
1972 20 20 0
1973 26 26 0
1974 26 26 0
1975 36 36 0
1976 33 33 0
1977 45 45 0
1978 58 58 0
1979 79 79 0
1980 118 118 0
1981 131 131 0
1982 131 131 0
1983 132 132 0
1984 155 155 0
1985 152 152 0
1986 205 205 0
1987 212 212 0
1988 242 242 0
1989 246 246 0
1990 318 318 0
1991 369 369 0
1992 291 291 0
1993 272 272 0
1994 311 311 0
1995 264 264 0
1996 307 307 0
1997 304 304 0
1998 319 319 0
1999 321 321 0
2000 346 346 0
2001 352 352 0
2002 390 390 0
2003 465 465 0
2004 544 544 0
2005 488 488 0
2006 488 488 0
2007 547 547 0
2008 536 536 0
2009 556 556 0
2010 526 526 0
2011 450 450 0
2012 426 426 0
2013 405 405 0
2014 367 367 0
2015 395 395 0
2016 312 312 0
2017 300 300 0

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Popularity of Janessa as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Janessa

  • How Popular is the name Janessa? Janessa is the 2,146th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Janessa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13,171 babies born with the first name Janessa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Janessa to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Janessa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1954 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Janessa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Janessa is Wednesday, February 15th, 1950.
  • What year had the most people named Janessa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Janessa was in 2009 with a total of 556 babies.
  • Random Janessa Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Janessa is not a popular baby girl's name in Colorado. Imagine that, only 20 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Janessa: Your name in reverse order is Assenaj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jeansas. How do you pronounce that?

What Janessas Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Janessa born Sep 28, 1986

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 India approximately on 1600. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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