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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 girl name Jessenia.


Jessica is a very popular first name for females (#26 out of 4276, Top 1%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#83290 out of 88799, Top 94%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jessica for girls (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jessica name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Jessica and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jessica (#179), Jessie (#587), Jessa (#849), Jessenia, Jessika, Jesica, Jesse and Jesenia. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jessica, Jessie, Jessa, Jessenia, Jessika, Jesica, Jesse, Jesenia in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Jessina. This name tends to be less commonly used than Jessica.