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pinWhat does Jesse mean?

Jesse /jes-se/ as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' 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 variants: Jesiah, Jess, Jessey, Jessie, Jessy and Yishai.

Related boy name: Jessamine.

Jesse has 4 more different relations via Joshua: Josh, Joss, Josua and Josue.

Jesse has 1 feminine form: Jessie.

Kreatif forms: Jese, Jesje, Jessi. [more]

pinHow popular is Jesse?

Jesse is a very prominent first name for men (#89 out of 1220, Top 7%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#8202 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name history of Jesse for boys. Jesse reached its top position of #28 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is presently at #174. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jesse name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jesse outside U.S.

Joshua (#25 via latest list), Josue (#269), Jessie (#809), Jessy, Jess and Josh are the popular variation forms of Jesse (#174 via latest list). Other forms, like Josua, are uncommon. These forms of Jesse were popular as baby names about 3 decades ago (average #381) and are somewhat less popular today (#611, 37%), with forms such as Jess falling out of fashion. Jesse has been the most prominent, although Josue seems to be gaining favor too.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jesse, Jess, Jessie, Jessy, Josh in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Joshua, Josue in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jesse, Josh, Joshua outside U.S.

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Recommended similar baby names are Janse, Jase, Jens, Jensen, Jerae, Jere, Jerre, Jesper, Jessop, Jessup, Jesus, Jette, Jose, Juste, Reese and Rosse. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jesse.