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What does Jessie mean?

Jessie Pronunciation of Jessie [jessie] 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.

Associated with: scotland, blends, opera.


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.

Affiliated girl name: Jasmine.

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.

1 masculine form: Jesse.

Creative forms:
(female) Jesie, Jussie, ..

(male) Jesni, Jesson, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jessie Caitlin (J.C.), ..

How popular is Jessie?

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. Demographics)

Jessie entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #40 in the U.S. then, and is at #617 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jessie name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Jasmine (#112 a year ago), Jocelyn (#133), Jessica (#206), Jessa (#546), Janet (#1487), Jessalyn (#1816), Jessi, Jesse, Jesseca, Jesslyn, Yessica, Jessye, Jessy, Jessika, Jess, Jeanine, Jeanie, Jeane, Jean, Jeanne, Jeannie, Jeslyn, Jesika, Jesica, Jesenia and Genie are the popular varying forms of Jessie (#617 a year ago) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Jessie was common 3 decades ago (adoption of 4.23%) and has become significantly lower since (adoption 0.51%, 88%), with forms such as Jessica falling out of fashion. Jessa is the most fashionable girl name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jessie, Genie, Janet, Jasmine, Jean in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeane, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanne, Jeannie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jesenia, Jesica, Jesika, Jeslyn, Jess in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jessa, Jessalyn, Jesse, Jesseca, Jessi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jessica, Jessika, Jesslyn, Jessy, Jessye in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jocelyn, Yessica in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jessie is alike in pronunciation to Jaycie, Josee, Josie and Joycie. Other suggested similar names are Bessie, Betsie, Cassie, Chessie, Cissie, Essie, Gussie, Hepsie, Issie, Jacie, Jackie, Jeffie, Jemmie, Jenie, Jennie, Jensine, Jerrie, Jestine, Joyse, Justie, Kassie, Kelsie, Kessie, Kissie, Lassie, Leslie, Lissie, Lyssie, Missie, Nelsie, Nessia, Nessie, Sessile, Sissie, Tassie, Tessi, Tessia, Tessie and Weslie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jessie.

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