Venessa is a feminine name of English origin, acting as a fun spin on Vanessa. This name was actually invented by Anglo-Irish writer Jonathon Swift, the author of Gulliver’s Travels, as a way to pay homage to his lover Esther Vanhomrigh. Swift’s poem for her, “Cadenus and Vanessa,” was actually the first time the name appeared in print. For a name that inspires your little one’s literary passions and love for writing, Venessa is sure to put the pen to paper for them. If you’re looking for a name that helps baby take flight, Vanessa is also the name for a genus of butterflies, featuring types like American lady and painted lady butterflies. Whether baby is enjoying life by exploring the world or writing their own, Venessa makes for a great choice.
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