[ 2 syll. jes-se, je-sse ] The baby girl name Jesse is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced JHEHS-iy in English †. Jesse's language of origin is Hebrew and it is predominantly used in English.
Jesse is a form (English) of the English and German Jessica.
Jesse is also a form of the English, Scottish, German, and Hebrew Jessie.
Jesse is an uncommon baby girl name. At the height of its usage in 1981, 0.021% of baby girls were named Jesse. It was #518 in rank then. The baby name has steeply slipped in popularity since then, and is currently used only on a very modest scale. In 2018, within the family of girl names directly related to Jesse, Jessica was the most frequently used. In the last century Jesse has primarily been a boy name. In 2000, 15 times more boys than girls were given the name Jesse.
† Pronunciation for Jesse: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"