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What does Jessi mean?

Jessi Pronunciation of Jessi [jes-si] as a girls' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of the name Jessi is "He sees". Jessi is an alternate form of Jessie (Hebrew): pet variant of Jessica.


Jessi has 5 variants: Jessa, Jesse, Jessey, Jessy and Jessye.

6 more relations via Jessie: Jeslyn, Jess, Jessana, Jessilyn, Jessina and Jesslyn.

Creative forms:
(female) Gisi, Jusi, ..

(male) Jeshi, Jesni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jessi Kenna (J.K.), ..

How popular is Jessi?

Jessi is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2297 out of 4276, Top 54%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Jessi entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #827 in the U.S. in 1994, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Jessi ranked in the Top 2000 are Jeslyn, Jess, Jessa (#546 last year), Jesse, Jessie (#617), Jesslyn, Jessy and Jessye. Other variants, like Jessana, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Jessi reached its most widespread 135 years ago (adoption of 0.4%) and has become significantly lower since, with versions like Jesse becoming less stylish. Jessie has been the recurring favorite, although Jessa appears to be gaining popularity too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jessi, Jeslyn, Jess, Jessa, Jesse in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jessie, Jesslyn, Jessy, Jessye in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jessi is alike in pronunciation to Jessah, Jessia, Jessiya, Joci, Josee, Josey, Josie and Josy. Other recommended names are Alessi, Assi, Cassi, Cissi, Deysi, Jemsa, Jenai, Jeni, Jenni, Jeri, Jerri, Jesca, Jessca, Jesscia (see Jessica), Jessica, Jessika, Jesusa, Joss, Kassi, Kelsi, Lissi, Lyssi, Nesi, Resi and Tessi. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jessi.

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