Vanessa

Origin/Usage
English
EDITOR LISTS
Cowpoke, Princess
Pronunciation
və-NES-ə
Meaning
Unclear

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Vanessa was invented by Jonathan Swift, an Anglo-Irish writer, and used in his poem Cadenus and Vanessa. Originally, it was a nickname for his friend Esther Vanhomrig. Later on, Vanessa became the name of a genus of butterfly, such as red admirals and painted ladies. Some sources also suggest that Vanessa is a derivation from Phanessa, an ancient mystic goddess. As a feminine given name, Vanessa has been popular since the middle of the 20th century.

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'Vanessa' in Movies

Deadpool 2 (2018)

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Deadpool (2016)

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The Hollow

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Last Man Standing

Vanessa Baxter

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

(as Vanessa Lee Chester)

Gossip Girl

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The End of the F***ing World

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Kevin Can Wait

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Penny Dreadful

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Van Helsing

Vanessa Helsing

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