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Origin of the name NESSA.
Etymology of the name NESSA.
Meaning of the baby name NESSA.


NESSA.  f.  A Scottish form of Agnes (q.v.), meaning "chaste, sacred, pure." (Girls' Christian Names, Swan, 1905).  Probably really the same as the Irish.  See Naos, and Naoise.

NESSA.  f.  English.  A short form of Vanessa (q.v.), meaning "the Apparent-one."  Cf. Nessie.
    Vanessa Shanessa "Nessa" Jenkins, a fictional character in the BBC comedy-drama Gavin & Stacey.

NESSA.  Unisex.  Irish.  Probably "a nymph," from Old Irish nas "wet," cognate with German nass, "wet," and Greek νοτερός "wet, damp, moist." (Fled Bricrend: the Feast of Bricriu, Henderson, 1899).
    f.  Nessa Maria Vereker Childers, an Irish Labour Party politician. (Wiki)
    m.  Nessa, the father of Conor, king of Ireland, who flourished before the Christian era. (Memorials of Argyleshire, Brown, 1889).


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