Meaning and name origin
Yessenia \ye-sse-nia\ as a girl's name is of Spanish origin. Yessenia is a variant of Jessenia (Spanish): variant of Llesenia or Yesenia, originally made popular by the Gypsy title character of a 1970s Spanish soap opera. Somewhat unconventional as a baby name.
Yessenia is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3190 out of 4276, Top 75%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Yessenia for girls. Yessenia reached its highest rank of #663 in the U.S. in 1990 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Yessenia and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Yessenia, Yesenia and Jessenia. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Yesemia. This name tends to be less commonly used than Yessenia.