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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.
A suggested similar baby name is Jessina.
Jessica is a very popular first name for females (#26 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#83290 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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