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Jesse meaning and name origin

Jesse \j(es)-se\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Jesse), is pronounced JESS-ee. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jesse is "the Lord exists". Biblical: the shepherd father of King David. Jessie is also used for girls. The similar-sounding Jesiah is a variant of Joshua. Athlete Jesse Owens; politician Jesse Jackson; outlaw Jesse James.

Jesse has 6 variant forms: Jess, Jessey, Jesiah, Jessie, Jessy and Yishai.

For more information, see also the related name Jessamine.

Jesse is also pronounced similarly to Josue. Other suggested similar baby names are Jase, Jose and Joss.

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Popularity of Jesse

Jesse is a very popular first name for males (#89 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#7272 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Jesse name for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Jesse with its variant forms and related boy baby names.

Top 1000 ranking of Jesse name in U.S.
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