All About the Name Odessa

“Odessa is a name that reminds us of the elegance and beauty of Valentina or Penelope, but is more dramatic and less popular, for now. Bonus: cute nickname Essa / Dessa.”

Gender: Girl
Meaning: Wrathful
Origin: Greek
Current Popularity: Not in the U.S. top 1,000 names

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More about the name Odessa:

Odessa (oh-d-EH-s-uh) is a Greek name meaning: “wrathful”. The name Odessa is the feminine form of Odysseus. Odessa or Odesa is a city located on the northwestern shore of the Black Sea in Ukraine. It was founded in 1794, by the Russian empress Catherine the Great. The name comes from the name of an Ancient Greek settlement, Odēssós which was mistakenly believed to have been located there. Odessa is situated between the ancient Greek towns of Tyras and Olbia, different from the location of the ancient Odessos which is further west along the coast, in what is now Varna, Bulgaria.

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