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Meaning and name origin

Jessalyn \j(e)-ssal-yn, jess(a)-lyn\ 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.

Jessalyn has 4 variant forms: Jessalin, Jessalynn, Jesselyn, Jessilyn.

Jessalyn is also pronounced similarly to Josalyn, Jossalin, Jossalyn and Josselyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Jeslyn, Jessamyn, Jesslyn, Jesslynn and Josslyn.


Jessalyn 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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