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The name Vanessa means unknown.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Vanessa has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Vanessa
Use of the Name Vanessa for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
214,453 208,835 146,305 50,867 22,842 8,625 4,293
The table below indicates the number of times the name Vanessa has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Vanessa first appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1950, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Vanessa
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
195093992  
1951652178  
1952302702  
19531642,000  
19541422,646  
19551402,690  
19561462,611  
19571592,386  
19581492,738  
19591403,111  
19601542,714  
19611532,754  
19621742,253  
19631882,032  
19641842,052  
19652031,629  
19661971,641  
19671701,871  
19681811,798  
19691482,228  
19701382,573  
19711292,645  
19721332,281  
19731342,143  
19741222,343  
19751152,437  
19761072,460  
1977903,202  
1978763,844  
1979754,094  
1980694,423  
1981624,739  
1982496,138  
1983496,375  
1984457,147  
1985427,549  
1986437,462  
1987447,333  
1988417,500  
1989506,949  
1990566,405  
1991565,926  
1992556,067  
1993555,886  
1994595,539  
1995655,393  
1996605,740  
1997545,789  
1998525,822  
1999575,281  
2000625,123  
2001644,659  
2002684,435  
2003704,332  
2004754,293  
Totals:  214,453 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Vanessa as a girl's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Vanessa appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 55 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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