"headlands, promontory"

Nessa Origin and Meaning

The name Nessa is a girl's name of Scottish, Scandinavian, Russian origin meaning "headlands, promontory".

Like its cousin Tessa, Nessa -- a shortening of Vanessa or Agnes or Anastasia among other possibilities -- is an attractive nickname that can stand on its own.

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Famous People Named Nessa

  • Nessa Maria Vereker ChildersIrish MEP
  • Nessa O'MahonyIrish poet
  • Nessa DiabAmerican TV personality
  • Nessa CareyEnglish biologist and author

Nessa in Pop Culture

  • Nessaroseor "Nessa," sister of Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West in the musical "Wicked"
  • Nessacharacter from "Gavin & Stacey"
  • Nessaone of the Valar ("angels") from Tolkien's Legendarium
  • Nessa Steinmain character of the British miniseries "The Honourable Woman"
  • Nessa Holtcharacter from TV's "Las Vegas"
  • Nessawater,type gym leader in Pokemon Sword and Shield