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920
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since 1880
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683
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nessa

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Alt. Meaning

N is for normal, step outside of the box!

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

S is for strength, there when needed.

S is for self respect, a solid score here.

A is for adaptable, for the world is full of unique challenges

Notable Persons Named Nessa

Nessa was born on May 6th, 1981.

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Nessa Childers is a Member of the European Parliament. Nessa was born on October 9th, 1956 in Dublin, Ireland.

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Nessa Carey is a in the field of epigenetics.

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Nessa was born in 1958.

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Nessa was given the name Helen Nessa Cohen on December 11th, 1884. She died in 1976.

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Nessa Morgan is a rhythm and blues musician. Nessa was born in Wellington.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Nessa

Nessa was born on May 6th, 1981.

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Ludvig was born on December 11th, 1949.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1935 5 5 0
1940 5 5 0
1948 6 6 0
1963 6 6 0
1964 6 6 0
1970 6 6 0
1972 5 5 0
1973 5 5 0
1974 7 7 0
1975 9 9 0
1976 14 14 0
1977 8 8 0
1978 11 11 0
1979 8 8 0
1980 15 15 0
1981 13 13 0
1982 6 6 0
1983 8 8 0
1984 5 5 0
1985 9 9 0
1986 11 11 0
1987 18 18 0
1988 9 9 0
1989 11 11 0
1990 14 14 0
1991 15 15 0
1992 17 17 0
1993 17 17 0
1994 17 17 0
1995 11 11 0
1996 11 11 0
1997 6 6 0
1998 14 14 0
1999 17 17 0
2000 12 12 0
2001 17 17 0
2002 19 19 0
2003 10 10 0
2004 25 25 0
2005 31 31 0
2006 26 26 0
2007 26 26 0
2008 28 28 0
2009 31 31 0
2010 25 25 0
2011 37 37 0
2012 20 20 0
2013 32 32 0
2014 32 32 0
2015 48 48 0
2016 82 82 0
2017 74 74 0

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Popularity of Nessa as a first name

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Popularity of Nessa as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nessa U.S.
  White 24.89% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 72.91% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.46% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nessa

People with the last name Nessa are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Nessa

  • How Popular is the name Nessa? Nessa is the 11,128th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nessa was the 33,410th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nessa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 920 babies born with the first name Nessa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nessa to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nessa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1935 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Nessa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nessa is Sunday, July 20th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Nessa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nessa was in 2016 with a total of 82 babies.
  • Random Nessa Factoid: According to the 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nessa is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 1993.
  • Weird things about the name Nessa: Your name in reverse order is Assen. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sasen. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nessa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 683 people with the last name Nessa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nessa? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nessa as their last name since less than 1 person in 435k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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