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Meaning and name origin

Jessa \j(es)-sa\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jessa is "He sees". Jessa 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.

Jessa has 8 variant forms: Jessah, Jesse, Jessey, Jessi, Jessia, Jessiya, Jessy, Jessye.


Jessa is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jessa for girls (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jessa name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Jessa and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jessa, Jesse, Jessi, Jessica and Jessie. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jessa, Jesse, Jessi, Jessica, Jessie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Dessa, Jecca, Jemsa, Jesca, Jess, Jessca, Jesscia, Jesusa, Joss, Jozsa, Nessa and Tessa. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jessa.


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