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What does Jessa mean?

Jessa /jes-sa/ as a girls' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Jessa means "He sees". Jessa is an alternate form of Jessica (Hebrew). Jessa is also a derivative of Jessie (Hebrew).


Jessa has 8 variants: Jessah, Jesse, Jessey, Jessi, Jessia, Jessiya, Jessy and Jessye.

Jessa has 37 more different relations via Jessica, Jessie: Jassica, Jecca, Jesaca, Jesca, Jesenia, Jesica, Jesicca, Jesika, Jesirae, Jeslyn, Jess, Jessaca, Jessaka, Jessalin, Jessalyn, Jessamae, Jessamyn, Jessana, Jessca, Jesscia, Jesseca, Jessicia, Jessicka, Jessika, Jessina, Jessiqua, Jesslyn, Jessyca, Jessyka, Jesyka, Jezeca, Jezica, Jezika, Jezyca, Jyssika, Tessica and Yessica.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Jesna, Joasa, ..

(male) Jesjai, Jessami, ..

How popular is Jessa?

Jessa is an unusual given name for women. Jessa is an uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name history of Jessa for girls. Jessa entered the list in 1990 and reached its top position of #849 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jessa name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jessa outside U.S.

Popular variation forms of Jessa (#849 from current records) rated in the Top 2000 are Jessica (#179 from current records), Jessie (#587), Jessika, Jesslyn, Yessica, Jessye, Jessy, Jessi, Jesseca, Jesika, Jesica, Jeslyn, Jess, Jesse, Jessalyn and Jesenia. Other variants, like Jessiqua, are seldom used. These relations of Jessa reached the apex of their popularity 34 years ago (usage of 3.68%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.16%, 95.6%), with versions such as Jessika falling out of fashion. Jessica has been the overall favorite, though Jessa has grown popular as well over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jessa, Jesenia, Jesica, Jesika, Jeslyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jess, Jessalyn, Jesse, Jesseca, Jessi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jessica, Jessie, Jessika, Jesslyn, Jessy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jessye, Yessica in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jessica, Jessie outside U.S.

Similar Names


Jessa is alike in pronunciation to Josee, Josey, Josie and Josy. Other recommended names are Alessa, Anessa, Assa, Chessa, Cressa, Dessa, Elssa, Helsa, Inessa, Jalessa, Janessa, Jeana, Jeena, Jelisa, Jelissa, Jelka, Jemma, Jemsa, Jena, Jenda, Jenessa, Jenna, Jeressa, Jessamy, Jesusa, Jetta, Jeyla, Jinessa, Jonessa, Joss, Jozsa, Justa, Kelsa, Leasa, Leesa, Leisa, Lissa, Lyssa, Mesa, Nessa, Nevsa, Neysa, Nissa, Nyssa, Odessa, Orssa, Reesa, Tassa (see Tasha), Tersa, Tesa, Tessa, Tossa and Tressa. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jessa.