Baby Names

20 Baby Names That Mean ‘Miracle’

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6 months old Indian baby girl smiling, lying on bed.

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Nessa is most popular as a Scandinavian short form of the name Agnes and in the United States it is sometimes used as a nickname for girls named Vanessa. But the Jewish meaning of Nessa is ‘miracle’. Pronunciation for Nessa: N as in “knee (N.IY)” ; S as in “see (S.IY)” ; AA as in “odd (AA.D) Nessa is rare as a girl name for a baby. It is not ranked within the top 1000. Though the name Nessa has been featured in a number of movies, shows, and literary works. It was the name of comedian Ruth Jones’ character in the popular British show “Gavin & Stacey.”

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