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What does Jessie mean?

Jessie \j(es)-sie\ as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name Jessie) is pronounced JESS-ee. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jessie is "He sees". Pet form of Jessica, also recorded in Scotland from an early date as a pet form of Jean and diminutive of Janet. Also a spelling variant of the male name Jesse. Jess- is a popular prefix in contemporary girls' names, especially in blends that sound like Jocelyn. Opera diva Jessye Norman.


Jessie has 20 variants: Jesirae, Jeslyn, Jess, Jessa, Jessalyn, Jessalynn, Jessamae, Jessana, Jessandra, Jesse, Jesselyn, Jessey, Jessi, Jessilyn, Jessina, Jesslyn, Jesslynn, Jessy, Jessye and Jeziree.

For more information, see also the related girl name Jasmine.

Jessie has 38 more related forms via Janet, Jean, Jesse, Jessica, Jocelyn: Genie, Jassica, Jeane, Jeanee, Jeanice, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanne, Jeannie, Jennine, Jesaca, Jesca, Jesenia, Jesica, Jesika, Jessaca, Jessah, Jessaka, Jessalin, Jessca, Jesscia, Jesseca, Jessia, Jessicia, Jessicka, Jessika, Jessiqua, Jessiya, Jessyca, Jessyka, Jesyka, Joslin, Josline, Joss, Jossline, Jyssika, Tessica and Yessica.

Jessie has 1 masculine form: Jesse.


Jessie is a very prominent first name for women (#215 out of 4276, Top 5%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#8000 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Jessie for girls. Jessie reached its apex rank of #40 in the U.S. then, and is at #587 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Jessie and affiliated names. Jasmine (#100 a year ago), Jocelyn (#114), Jessica (#179), Jessa (#849), Jesse, Jessi, Jessika, Jesica, Jeannie, Jeane, Jean, Janet, Jeanie, Jeanine, Genie, Jeanne and Jesenia are the popular varying forms of Jessie (#587 a year ago) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names reached its apex during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.3577%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.1762%, down 50.8%), with forms such as Janet, Jeanie, Jeanine, Genie and Jeanne falling out of fashion. Jocelyn (#114), Jasmine (#100) and Jessica (#179) are three of the more fashionable girl names in this compilation, with Jessica enjoying a revival in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Genie, Janet, Jasmine, Jean, Jeane, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanne, Jeannie, Jesenia in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Jessie is alike in pronunciation to Josie. Other suggested similar baby names are Bessie, Kessie, Nessie and Tessie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jessie.