Girl Baby Name

Janessa

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Quick Facts on Janessa

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American, English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 695
Pronunciation:
jə-NES-sa
Simple meaning:
Jane + Vanessa

Characteristics of Janessa

  • Humanitarian
  • Community-minded
  • Family-oriented
  • Loving
  • Affectionate
  • Compassionate
  • Sensitive

Etymology & Historical Origin - Janessa

Janessa is a late 20th century new name invention. The name was likely coined through the combination of Jane and Vanessa. As a modern name creation, Janessa has no etymology and therefore no defined meaning. It’s just a pretty name developed through the combination of appealing sounds. Janessa is primarily used in the United States (where it was invented in the first place), and occasionally appears in Canada and Australia.

Popularity of the Name Janessa

Janessa first appeared on the female naming charts in 1984. During the 1980s, Vanessa was a very popular name and probably had everything to do with the sudden invention of like-sounding Janessa. Not to mention, American parents are quite fond of J names for their baby daughters. Since Janessa has only been in circulation for about 30 years, the name feels quite modern. It has a pretty sound, but there’s no etymological history or specific meaning to the name, which leaves us wanting more. The irony, though, is that Vanessa was actually an early 18th century invention (Jonathan Swift coined Vanessa in a 1713 poem he wrote for his long-time girlfriend). So while people may argue that Janessa is a silly, American made-up name that completely lacks interest, don’t forget, names were also invented out of the blue several centuries ago. Janessa also comes equipped with several possible nicknames like Jan, Jess, Jessy and Nessa.
Popularity of the Girl Name Janessa
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Janessa

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    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Janessa

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  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Janessa

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  • Famous People Named Janessa

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  • Children of Famous People Named Janessa

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  • Historic Figures

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Personality of the Girl Name Janessa

Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.

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