[ syll. jes(s), je-ss ] The baby boy name Jess is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is JH-S- †. Jess is used predominantly in the English language and its origin is Hebrew. Jess is a short form of the name Jesse (English and German).
Jess is an uncommon baby name for boys. In 1900, 0.079% of baby boys were given the name Jess. It ranked at #164 then. The baby name has since steeply fallen in popularity, and is currently of irregular use. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly linked to Jess, Jesse was the most popular. In the past century Jess has mostly been a baby boy name.
Baby names that sound like Jess include Jösse (Scandinavian), J., Jai (Indian), Gye (English), J, Jaac, Jac (Welsh), Jace (English), Jach (Czech and Polish), Jack (English and Dutch), Jacke, Jacks, Jacq, Jacs, Jae (English, Korean, and Indian), Jag, Jah, Jaice, Jaik, and Jaike.
† Pronunciation for Jess: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"