Encontrei na wikipedia a origem do meu nome. E para não perder mais, vou guardar aqui:
The name Vanessa was invented by the Anglo-IrishwriterJonathan Swift for Esther Vanhomrigh, whom Swift had met in 1708 and whom he tutored. The name was created by taking “Van” from Vanhomrigh’s last name and adding “Essa”, the pet form of Esther. Swift may have also derived the name from the ancient mystic goddess Phanessa. The name Vanessa can also find its origin in the 12th-century Anglo-Norman name Venisse, a local form of the name Veronica.
In 1726 the name Vanessa appeared in print for the first time in Cadenus and Vanessa, an autobiographical poem about Swift’s relationship with Vanhomrigh. Swift had written the poem in 1713, but it was not published until three years after Vanhomrigh died. Vanessa has been adopted later as the name of a genus of butterfly by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1807.
Lindo, né? Também acho.