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Vanessa is a Baby Girl Name

Find out the meaning behind the name Vanessa.

One can’t think of the name Vanessa without thinking of the 80s. Along with Jessica and Tiffany, Vanessa was one of the names of the neon and synthesizer-filled decade. It’s fared much better than its fellow 80s superstar name sisters, and is still a popular choice today. Interestingly enough, Vanessa was a name that was invented from thin air by author Jonathon Swift as a nickname for his close friend Esther Vanhomrigh. He then used it in his poem Cadenus and Vanessa, and it has been adopted as a bonafide name ever since.

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