Meaning and name origin
Jessie \j(es)-sie\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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 variant forms: 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.
There is 1 masculine form of Jessie: Jesse.
Jessie is a very popular first name for females (#215 out of 4276, Top 5%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#6313 out of 88799, Top 7%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jessie for girls. Jessie reached its highest rank of #40 in the U.S. in 1880-1889 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Jessie and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jasmine (#100), Jocelyn (#114), Jessica (#179), Jessie (#587), Jessa (#849), Jesse, Jean, Janet and Jessi. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Jessie▼ is also pronounced similarly to Jessah, Jessia, Jessiya and Josie▲. Other suggested similar baby names are Bessie▼, Jessca, Jesscia, Kessie, Nessie and Tessie▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jessie.