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What does Jessica mean?

Jessica /jes-si-ca/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' 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 variants: Jassica, Jecca, Jesaca, Jesca, Jesenia, 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 and Yessica.

Related girl name: Jessenia.

Kreatif forms: Jasica, Jessija, Jessiza. [more]

How popular is Jessica?

Jessica is a very prominent first name for women (#26 out of 4276, Top 1%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#78549 out of 150436, Top 52%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Jessica for girls. Jessica reached its top position of #1 in the U.S. in the year 1995, and is currently at #179. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Prominent variation forms of Jessica (#179 a year ago) appearing in the Top 1000 are Jesenia, Jesica, Jessa (#849 a year ago), Jesse, Jessenia, Jessie (#587) and Jessika. Adoption of these girl names reached its peak in 1990 (usage of 0.3375%) and is now much less (usage 0.1731%, down 48.7%), with the versions Jesica, Jesse, Jessie and Jessika becoming less stylish. Jessica (#179) is the most fashionable birth name in this list, and there is a rekindling in baby name usage for this name. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Jessica and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jessenia, Jessie, Jessika in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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