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in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Yanessa mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Yanessa

User Submitted Origins

Dominican Republic
Puerto Rican

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 4 submissions from California, U.S. agree the name Yanessa means "butterfly".
  2. A user from Oregon, U.S. says the name Yanessa is of Mexican origin and means "Strong need for freedom".
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Fun Facts about the name Yanessa

  • How Popular is the name Yanessa? Yanessa is the 19,512th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Yanessa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 389 babies born with the first name Yanessa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yanessa to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yanessa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1981 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Yanessa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yanessa was in 2007 with a total of 20 babies.
  • Random Yanessa Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yanessa is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Florida have the same name in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Yanessa: The name spelled backwards is Assenay. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Asaneys. How do you pronounce that?
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