The meaning of the name Vanessa is Unknown
The origin of the name Vanessa is English
Alternate spellings: Vannessa
Notes: 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.