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What does Yesenia mean?

Yesenia Pronunciation of Yesenia [yese-nia] as a girls' name is pronounced yeh-SEE-nee-ah. It is of Spanish origin. A form of Jesenia, a Hispanic name, and phonetic variant of Llesenia, a name made popular by the title character of a 1970s Spanish soap opera. Also possibly of Russian origin, from the male name Yesenin.

Associated with: opera, russian.


Yesenia has 5 variants: Yasenia, Yazenia, Yesemia, Yessenia and Yessenya.

Related girl name: Jessenia.

Creative forms:
(female) Yeseana, Yesena, ..

(male) Yeseny, Yeseri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Yesenia Blakely (Y.B.), ..

How popular is Yesenia?

Yesenia is a very prominent first name for women (#853 out of 4276, Top 20%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Yesenia entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #156 in the U.S. in 1990, and is at #1312 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Jesenia, Jessenia and Yessenia are the prominent varying forms of Yesenia (#1312 from current records). Usage of these forms of Yesenia was at its peak in the year 1990 (median #671) and has become significantly lower since (#1828, 94%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Yesenia, Jesenia, Jessenia, Yessenia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Yesenia and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Yesenia is alike in pronunciation to Ysanna. Other recommended names are Arcenia, Arsania, Arsemia (see Arsenia), Arsenia, Bedelia, Cecelia, Celenia, Cerelia, Cesia, Deelia, Edenia, Elvenia, Fecelia, Fenia, Geenia, Genesia, Genia, Henia, Hestia, Ieshia, Ismenia, Jasenia, Jeremia, Jesenya, Jesscia (see Jessica), Kennia, Keshia, Kesia, Leecia, Leonia, Lesia, Levania, Levenia, Levinia, Meelia, Melania, Needia, Nessia, Netania, Permenia (see Parmenia), Petunia, Robenia, Roselia, Secelia, Sedonia, Seelia, Seeria, Selenia, Sesilia, Sirenia, Terenia, Terezia, Tesia, Tessia, Veenia, Venecia, Venezia, Xeenia, Xenia, Yalena, Yasmena, Yasminia, Yeesha, Yelena, Yesfir, Yesseca (see Yessica), Yessica, Yessika, Yosefa, Yosepha, Yulenka, Yuseffa, Zeenia and Zelenia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Yesenia.

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