Gender: Female Origin of Janessa: Modern invented name Janessa's Popularity in 2018: #978

Janessa Origin and Meaning

The name Janessa is a girl's name .

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.

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Rank in US: #978

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paulapuddephatt Says:


Quite pretty. I'm not a huge fan of modern invented names in general, but in fairness, Vanessa itself was invented by Jonathan Swift.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Sorry to hear that. I actually have a cousin named Vanessa.

Catherine Rose Says:


This was my cousins name. She died when she was four months old.

Janessa Says:


Rude. That's my name and people compliment it all the time!

Guest Says:


How is this even #695 on the popularity chart? Oh Lord