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Jessica meaning and name origin

Jessica \j(e)-ssi-ca\ as a girl's name is pronounced JESS-a-kah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jessica is "He sees". 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. Singer Jessica Simpson; actresses Jessica Lange, Jessica Tandy, Jessica Alba, Jessica Capshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker.

Jessica has 41 variant forms: Jassica, Jecca, Jesaca, Jesca, Jesica, Jesicca, Jesika, Jesenia, 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 and Yessica.

For more information, see also the related name Jessenia.

Baby names that sound like Jessica are Yessika and Yesseca.

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Popularity of Jessica

Jessica is a very popular first name for women (#26 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#83290 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Jessica compared with its variant forms and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Jessica only.


Popularity of name Jessica
Popularity of Jessica

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