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What does Jessenia mean?

Jessenia Pronunciation of Jessenia [jesse-nia] as a girls' name is pronounced jes-SEE-nee-ah. It is of Spanish origin. Variant of Llesenia or Yesenia, originally made popular by the Gypsy title character of a 1970s Spanish soap opera. Also sometimes used as a variant of Jessica.

Associated with: opera.


Jessenia has 6 variants: Jasenia, Jesenia, Jesenya, Yesenia, Yessenia and Yessenya.

20 more alternative forms via Jessica, Yesenia: Jessa, Jessaca, Jessaka, Jessalin, Jessca, Jesscia, Jesse, Jesseca, Jessey, Jessia, Jessicia, Jessicka, Jessie, Jessika, Jessiqua, Jessiya, Jessyca, Jessyka, Yasenia and Yesemia.

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Middle name pairings:
Jessenia Alina (J.A.), ..

How popular is Jessenia?

Jessenia is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2565 out of 4276, Top 60%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Jessenia was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak rank of #888 in the U.S. in the year 1993, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Jessenia are Jessica (#206 in 2015), Jessa (#546), Jessie (#617), Yesenia (#1312), Yessenia, Jessika, Jesse, Jesseca and Jesenia. Other variants, like Jessicia, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Jessenia was widespread among parents during 1980-1989 (usage of 3.7%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.2%, down 96%), with versions like Yessenia becoming somewhat dated. Jessica has generally been preferred by parents, although Jessa seems to be gaining popularity too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jessenia, Jesenia, Jessa, Jesse, Jesseca in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jessica, Jessie, Jessika, Yesenia, Yessenia in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jessenia is pronounced similarly to Jacenia, Jessana and Jessina. Other recommended names are Arsenia, Celenia, Cressentia, Geenia, Hesperia, Ismenia, Jeena, Jelena, Jensina, Jeremia, Jessamae, Jessamy, Jessandra, Jesselyn, Jessi, Jesstina, Jestina, Josana, Josanna, Josianna, Josina, Levenia, Messina, Nessia, Permenia (see Parmenia), Selenia, Terenia, Tessia, Veenia, Vesteria, Xeenia, Yesseca (see Yessica), Zeenia and Zelenia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jessenia.

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