Meaning and Name Origin
Jessenia \j(e)-sse-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 Variant of Llesenia or Yesenia, originally made popular by the Gypsy title character of a 1970s Spanish soap opera.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.
Jessenia has 43 more alternative forms via Jessica, Yesenia: Jassica, Jecca, Jesaca, Jesca, Jesica▼, Jesicca, Jesika, Jess, Jessa, Jessaca, Jessah, Jessaka, Jessalin, Jessalyn, Jessamyn, Jessca, Jesscia, Jesse▼, Jesseca, Jessey, Jessia, Jessicia, Jessicka, Jessie▼, Jessika▼, Jessiqua, Jessiya, Jessy, Jessyca, Jessyka, Jesyka, Jezeca, Jezica, Jezika, Jezyca, Jyssika, Lajessica, Tessica, Tjessica, Yasenia, Yazenia, Yesemia and Yessica.
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)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Jessenia for girls. Jessenia was first listed in 1990 and reached its peak rank of #888 in the U.S. in the year 1993, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Jessenia and associated names. Popular variation forms of Jessenia ranked in the Top 1000 are Jessica (#179 in 2014), Jessie (#587), Jessa (#849), Yessenia, Jessika, Yesenia, Jesica, Jesse and Jesenia. Adoption of these girl names was at its highest in the year 1990 and is now significantly less, with versions like Yesenia, Jessika, Jesica, Jesse and Yessenia becoming somewhat dated. Jessica (#179) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this list, with this name undergoing a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)