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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.

Baby names that sound like Jesse are Jase, Josue and Joss.

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Popularity of Jesse

Jesse is a very popular first name for men (#89 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#7272 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Jesse compared with its variant forms and related boy baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Jesse only.

Popularity of name Jesse
Popularity of Jesse