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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).

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

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

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Janet, Jasmine, Jean, Jessa, Jesse, Jessi, Jessica, Jessie, Jocelyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Janet, Jasmine, Jessa, Jesse, Jessica outside U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.