What does the name Vanessa mean? The meaning of the name Vanessa is Combination Of Van And Esther. The origin of the name Vanessa is English. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
Alternate spellings: Vannessa
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Name Notes: Invented by the poet Jonathan Swift for his friend Esther Van Homrigh.