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Information About Vanessa

What Does Vanessa mean? As this eMedTV Web page explains, Vanessa means "Butterfly." This page also highlights other information related to the name Vanessa.

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Vanessa is from Greek meaning Butterfly.
Alternates for Vanessa include: Nessa, Nessi, Nessie, Nessy, Van, Vania, Vanna, Vanni, Vannie, and Vanny
Vanessa is associated with these categories: Popular

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