The meaning of the name Vanessa is Created Name. 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.
Invented by the poet Jonathan Swift for his friend Esther Van Homrigh. It's the combination of the names Van and Esther. Vanessa Marcil, actress. Vanessa Hudgens, singer/actress. Vanessa Williams, actress/singer. Vanessa Angel, actress. Vanessa Rousso, professional poker player and reality TV star.