Traits associated with the name Nessa:

Dogs named Nessa tend to be loving, good-natured, and industrious. This feminine name is also associated with companionship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Nessa?

Naming your dog Nessa suggests that you are creative and have a strong connection to nature. It could also suggest that you are a romantic person who values relationships and loyalty.

Is Nessa a good dog name?

Nessa has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Nessa isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Nessa is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Nessa was, in the past month, the 2230th most viewed dog name on

As of April 2024, Nessa is becoming a more popular moniker with new puppy owners. Our stats show that the name is more fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Nessa was viewed 38 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Nessa's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Nessa is most adored in Ohio, Kentucky and California.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Illinois, Washington and Georgia.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Nessa.

Most popular breeds named Nessa:

  1. German Shepherd
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. Australian Cattle Dog
  4. American Pitbull Terrier
  5. Dalmatian

Nessa is found in these categories:

irish dog names

Derived from Irish mythology, meaning "rough" or "not gentle".

scottish dog names

Derived from Scottish Gaelic, meaning "pure" or "lamb".

Dog names like Nessa:

a large aquatic animal supposed to resemble a serpent or plesiosaur of Loch Ness in Scotland
Gaelic Form of Nancy, Meaning Gracious
Nessa dog name meaning

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Rae (Kentucky, United States)
My honey brought me home a red heeler puppy. I named her Nessa
April 28, 2022

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