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What does Jessie mean?

Jessie Pronunciation of Jessie as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name Jessie) is pronounced JESS-ee. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jessie is "He sees". Pet form of Jessica, also recorded in Scotland from an early date as a pet form of Jean and diminutive of Janet. Also a spelling variant of the male name Jesse. Jess- is a popular prefix in contemporary girls' names, especially in blends that sound like Jocelyn. Opera diva Jessye Norman. Also form of Jasmine.


ASSOCIATED WITH scotland, blends, opera


VARIANTS Jesirae, Jeslyn, Jess, Jessa, Jessalyn, Jessalynn, Jessamae, Jessana, Jessandra, Jesse, Jesselyn, Jessey, Jessi, Jessilyn, Jessina, Jesslyn, Jesslynn, Jessy, Jessye, Jeziree

RELATED FORMS VIA JANET, JEAN, JESSE, JESSICA, JOCELYN Genie, Jassica, Jeane, Jeanee, Jeanice, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanne, Jeannie, Jennine, Jesaca, Jesca, Jesenia, Jesica, Jesika, Jessaca, Jessah, Jessaka, Jessalin, Jessca, Jesscia, Jesseca, Jessia, Jessicia, Jessicka, Jessika, Jessiqua, Jessiya, Jessyca, Jessyka, Jesyka, Joslin, Josline, Joss, Jossline, Jyssika, Tessica, Yessica




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How popular is Jessie?

Jessie is a very prominent first name for women (#215 out of 4276, Top 5%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#8000 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Jessie entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #40 in the U.S. then, and is at #656 presently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jessie name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Jasmine (#136 A YEAR AGO), Jocelyn (#194), Jessica (#312), Jessa (#1073), Janet (#1412), Genie, Jessye, Jessy, Jesslyn, Jessika, Jessi, Jesseca, Jesse, Jess, Jessalyn, Jeslyn, Jesika, Jesica, Jesenia, Jeannie, Jeanne, Jeanine, Jeanie, Jeane, Jean and Yessica are the popular varying forms of Jessie (#656) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Jessie was common 3 decades ago (ADOPTION OF 3.35%) and has become significantly lower since (ADOPTION 0.33%, 90%), with forms such as Jessi falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jessie, Genie, Janet, Jasmine, Jean in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeane, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanne, Jeannie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jesenia, Jesica, Jesika, Jeslyn, Jess in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jessa, Jessalyn, Jesse, Jesseca, Jessi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jessica, Jessika, Jesslyn, Jessy, Jessye in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jocelyn, Yessica in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jessie, Jasmine, Jessica outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jessie is alike in pronunciation to Jaycie, Josee, Josie and Joycie. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Bessie, Betsie, Cassie, Chessie, Cissie, Essie, Gussie, Hepsie, Issie, Jacie, Jackie, Jeffie, Jemmie, Jenie, Jennie, Jensine, Jerrie, Jestine, Joyse, Justie, Kassie, Kelsie, Kessie, Kissie, Lassie, Leslie, Lissie, Lyssie, Missie, Nelsie, Nessia, Nessie, Sessile, Sissie, Tassie, Tessi, Tessia, Tessie and Weslie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jessie.

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