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The name Vanessa was invented by author Jonathan Swift for his poem 'Cadenus and Vanessa' (1726). He came up with the name by rearranging the initial syllables of the first name and surname of Esther Vanhomrigh, his close friend. Vanessa was later used as the name of a genus of butterfly. It is sometimes mistakenly translated as the Greek word for butterfly. That is incorrect. The Greek word for butterfly is petalutha.

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In any languages what does Vanessa mean?

Vanessa is a feminine given name of English origin. Its meaning is often linked to butterflies or can be interpreted as "butterfly" itself in some languages.

What is the origin of the name Vanessa?

vanessa is a greek. it means butterfly vanessa is a greek. it means butterfly vanessa is a greek. it means butterfly The meaning is "butterfly" but I've also heard the name itself originates from Holland/The Netherlands as a Dutch name, "Van" is a common prefix in Dutch surnames no?

What does the Vanessa mean?

Well the Greek meaning of your name is- Also, from Phanessa, the Answers.comgoddess of an ancient Greek brotherhood.vanessa means star in some language...

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it is a nice name but they may be mean my name is vanessa and i am mean vanessa= butterfly

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Do you mean COUNTRY? Do you mean VANESSA? If so, the answer is Canada.

What does Vanessa mean in Greece?

Vanessa means: " BUTTERFLY"

What doe vanessa hudgen mean?

Vanessa means butterfly

What is the meaning of the name vanessa?

Greek for 'Butterfly' (Name Invented By Johnathan Swift)

Does Vanessa Hudgens have a son or daughter?

Vanessa Hudgens hasn't got children first!!!The Official Fan Club of Vanessa the official greek!Be a member!

Where did the name Vanessa com from?

I asked the real Vanessa about that, @XoVanessaH on formspring. She answered , before. " I got the name Vanessa ,because when my mama was thinking of name she saw a butterfly, which in greek the name is Vanessa, I absolutely love the name of course! (: "

What is the name Vanessa mean?

that theyre beutiful