I know that even though that was the first time "America" or should I say the English have heard of the name Vanessa, in other countries or cultures/ethnicities it could be a very old name. All names have meanings--and I don't mean just like butterfly or flying moon, I mean names have healing properties and they have spiritual connections.
That is what I am asking, if there is more to it than what the site has and if anyone knows another place I could look--I understand that he may have arranged the letters, but that still does not say what the name "means."
There are messages for people in their names, it forshadows who they may come to be or who they are at the moment. It's an interpretation of one's self, so what I am asking is basically what does the name "really mean," the spiritual background/origin and yes your example too, whether it originated some place else independently, how it was really formed and if no one knows off-hand, is there a place that they might suggest as another alternative to finding out.