Vanessa (sometimes spelled Venessa) is a popular female name in many English countries. So, if you need a nickname for someone named Vanessa, you will find them on this list.
Vanessa is believed to be of English and Greek origins. The English origin states that writer Jonathan Swift invented the name Vanessa for his lover Esther Vanhomrigh. It was created by taking “Van” from Vanhomrigh’s last name and adding “Essa,” a pet form of Esther.
The Greek origin states the name Vanessa is believed to mean ‘Butterfly,’ and it is said to have been coined from Phanessa, the mystic goddess of an ancient Greek brotherhood.
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Popular Vanessa Nicknames
Most popular nicknames come from shortened forms of the name. These are the most popular Vanessa nicknames.
Cute and Funny Nicknames for Vanessa
You could add cute or funny words to a name to make it funny. For example, if someone has freckles, or pooped their pants in class or has a weird habit, you could make some funny nicknames. Here are some funny, cute, and creative nicknames for Vanessa:
- Vanny Bear: An adorable nickname for anyone you like to cuddle.
- Vee Bunny: A nickname for a person as cute as a bunny.
- Vandoosa: An Indian name meaning ‘praise,’ which could be used as a nickname for Vanessa.
- Vancy: A nickname for Vanessa inspired by the English word ‘Fancy.’
- Vandana: A creative nickname for Vanessa.
- Tiny Vee: A fun nickname for a small person. Or, ironically used for a big person.
- Vonnie: V + Honey
Things That Rhyme with Vanessa
Nicknames can also be gotten from words that rhyme with the name. Here are some Jose nicknames from words that rhyme with Jose:
- Odessa: A Greek name meaning ‘traveler’ that rhymes with Vanessa.
- Sessa: Rhymes with Nessa.
Vanessa Nicknames from Tv or Books
Fictional characters are a great source of cool nicknames for any name, here are some cool Vanessa nicknames from fictional characters:
- Vanessa Gold: She was a character in the British soap opera, EastEnders
- Vanessa Huxtable: She was a character on the American television sitcom The Cosby Show
- Vanessa Ives: A Character of tremendous power and importance in Penny Dreadful
- Vanessa “Nessa” Jenkins: She was a lively character in the British comedy series Gavin & Stacey
- Vanessa “Nessie” Kapatelis: The supporting character in the Wonder Woman comic book series
Cool Vanessa Nicknames
Cool Suffixes can be added to a name to create a cool nickname.
Celebrities and Famous People Named Vanessa
If there is a famous person with the same name, you could use their name or nickname as a nickname. Here are Vanessa nicknames based on famous people
- Vanessa Hudgens: American actress and singer.
Nicknames from Variants of Vanessa
Variants of a name might sound so cool that you’d prefer it to the original name. Here are some cool variants of the name Vanessa:
- Vanesa: A Spanish variant for Vanessa
- Wanesa: A Polish variant for Vanessa
Now, it is your turn to add any good nickname for Vanessa that isn’t on the list. Also, don’t forget to send this list of nicknames to anyone you know named Vanessa.