What does Jessie mean?
Jessie /jes-sie/ [2 sylls.] 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.
Affiliated girl name: Jasmine.
Jessie has 1 masculine form: Jesse.Kreatif forms: Jaysie, Jesie, Johsie. [more]
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. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Jessie for girls. Jessie entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #40 in the U.S. then, and is at #587 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Jessie and affiliated names. Jasmine (#100 a year ago), Jocelyn (#114), Jessica (#179), Jessa (#849), Jessika, Jesse, Jean, Jeanie, Janet and Jessi are the popular varying forms of Jessie (#587 a year ago) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names reached its apex in 1990 (usage of 0.4856%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.2883%, ▼40.6%), with forms such as Janet, Jeanie, Jean, Jesse and Jessika 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)