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Jess meaning and name origin
Jess \j(e)-ss\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Jess), is a variant of Jane (Hebrew), Jasmine (Old French, Persian), Jessica (Hebrew) and Jessie (Hebrew), and the meaning of Jess is "God is gracious; jasmine; He sees".
The baby name Jess sounds like Jessy, Jesse, Jessa, Jessi and Joss. Other similar baby names are Bess and Tess.
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Popularity of Jess
Jess is not a popular first name for women but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#16880 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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