[ syll. jes(s), je-ss ] The baby girl name Jess is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced JH-S- †. Jess is of Hebrew origin. It is used mainly in English and Scottish.
Jess is a form of the English Jane.
Jess is also a diminutive (Scottish) of the English Janet.
Jess is also a contracted form (English) of the English and German Jessica.
Jess is also a contracted form (English) of the English, Scottish, German, and Hebrew Jessie.
Jess is uncommon as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. Within the family of girl names directly related to Jess, Jane was the most regularly used in 2018. Jess has in the last century been mainly given to boys.
† Pronunciation for Jess: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"