American invented name
"god is gracious + butterfly"

Janessa Origin and Meaning

The name Janessa is a girl's name meaning "god is gracious + butterfly".

This newly invented name is most likely a combination of Jane and Vanessa. Though it may not have as long of a history as more traditional names, Janessa has been a staple on the bottom half of the US Top 1000 since the mid-1980s. Perhaps surprisingly, it peaked at Number 524 in 2004.

# 978 in the US

Janessa Rank in US Top 1000

Janessa Popularity

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Janessa in Pop Culture

  • Janessacharacter in animated movie "Barbie Thumbelina"
  • Janessacharacter in movie "Jason X"
  • Janessacharacter in TV movie "Star Runners"
  • Aunt Janessacharacter in British animated series "Rastamouse"
  • Janessacharacter in "Barbie in the Twelve Dancing Princesses"
  • Janessa Slatercharacter in the web series "Sound Advice"

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