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Jessa meaning and name origin
Jessa \j(es)-sa\ as a girl's name has the meaning "He sees" and is a variant of Jessica (Hebrew): coined by Shakespeare (from the Old Testament Iscah or Jesca) in "The Merchant of Venice" for Shylock's daughter, a young Jewish woman who elopes with Lorenzo and converts to Christianity. Also a variant of Jessie (Hebrew): pet form of Jessica, also recorded in Scotland from an early date as a pet form of Jean and diminutive of Janet.
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Popularity of Jessa
Jessa is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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