[ 1 syll. des-sa, de-ssa ] The baby girl name Dessa is pronounced as D-S-aa- †.
1: Dessa's origin is African-Mende. The meaning of Dessa is flat or unexpressive.
The names Desa and Dessah are derivatives of Dessa.
2: Dessa's language of origin is African-Hausa. The meaning here is an herb.
In addition, Dessa is a derivative of the English and German name Desiree.
See also the related categories, hausa and mende.
Dessa is a rare baby name for girls. In 1900, 0.005% of baby girls were named Dessa. It ranked at #947 then. The baby name has since experienced a fall in frequency, and is now of irregular use. In 2016, out of the group of girl names directly related to Dessa, Desiree was the most commonly used.
Baby names that sound like Dessa include Dashay, Daze, Dees, Deshay, Dess, Dex, Deyse, Déjah, Dice, Dike, Dix, Día, Dögg, Dyce, The, Dacee, Dacey, Daci, Dacia, and Dacie.
† English pronunciation for Dessa: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"