What does Jess mean?
(male) Jass, Juss, ..
(female) Jesa, Jesi, .. Middle name pairings:
Jess Mylo (J.M.), ..
How popular is Jess?
Jess is a very popular first name for males (#509 out of 1220, Top 42%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#16829 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Jess reached its peak rank of #119 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Jess are Jesse (#178 in 2015), Jessie (#918), Jesiah (#1105), Jessy and Jessey. Usage of these forms of Jess was widespread 135 years ago (adoption of 0.82%) and has become significantly reduced since (adoption 0.14%, ▼82.6%), with versions like Jessie becoming somewhat outmoded.
Jess▼ is pronounced similarly to Jace▲, Jase, Jazz, Joos and Joss. Other suggested similar names are Cass, Chess, Guss▼, Je-, Jean▼, Jeb, Jed, Jedd, Jeff▼, Jeh, Jehu, Jem, Jeno, Jens, Jere, Jerk, Jesous, Jessop, Jessup, Jesus, Jet, Jeth, Jett▲, Jose, Josh▼, Just, Kass, Moss, Otess, Ross▼ and Russ▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jess.See names in meaning and etymology.