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 on this name, 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 (#6313 out of 88799, Top 7%). (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)
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 this girl name reached its apex during the years 1970-1979 and has become significantly lower since, with forms such as Janet, Jeannie, Jesica, Jessika 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)