What does Jesse mean?
Jesse \j(es)-se\ as a girls' name (also used more regularly as boys' name Jesse). Jesse's name origin is Hebrew, and the name Jesse means "He sees". Jesse is a form of Jessica (Hebrew). Jesse is also a derivative of Jessie (Hebrew).
Jesse▼ has 45 more related forms via Jessica, Jessie: Jassica, Jecca, Jesaca, Jesca, Jesenia, Jesica▼, Jesicca, Jesika, Jesirae, Jeslyn, Jess, Jessaca, Jessaka, Jessalin, Jessalyn, Jessalynn, Jessamae, Jessamyn, Jessana, Jessandra, Jessca, Jesscia, Jesseca, Jesselyn, Jessicia, Jessicka, Jessika▼, Jessilyn, Jessina, Jessiqua, Jesslyn, Jesslynn, Jessyca, Jessyka, Jesyka, Jezeca, Jezica, Jezika, Jeziree, Jezyca, Jyssika, Lajessica, Tessica, Tjessica and Yessica.
Jesse has 1 masculine form: Jessamine.
Jesse is a very popular first name for females (#1044 out of 4276, Top 24%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#8202 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Jesse for girls. Jesse reached its highest position of #607 in the U.S. in 1995, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Jesse and related names. Popular alternative forms of Jesse are Jesenia, Jesica, Jessa (#849 last year), Jessi, Jessica (#179), Jessie (#587) and Jessika. Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread in the year 1990 (usage of 0.3356%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.1731%, down 48.4%), with the forms Jesica, Jesse, Jessie and Jessika becoming less trendy. Jessica (#179) is the most trendy name for newborns in this list, with this name having a rebound in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)