What does Yesenia mean?
Yesenia \ye-se-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.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Jessenia.
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)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Yesenia for girls. Yesenia entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #156 in the U.S. in 1990, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Jesenia, Jessenia and Yessenia are the prominent varying forms of Yesenia. Usage of these girl names was at its peak in the year 1990 (usage of 0.3288%) and has become significantly lower since, with the forms Yesenia and Yessenia becoming less fashionable. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Yesenia and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)