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Jessica - Meaning of Jessica

What does Jessica mean?

[ 2 syll. jes-si-ca, je-ss-ica ] The baby boy name Jessica is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is JH-S-ih-Kaa- †. The origin of Jessica is the Hebrew language. Jessica is a variant of the name Jesse (English and German).

See also the related category hebrew.

Jessica is an uncommon baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1987, 0.013% of baby boys were given the name Jessica. Its ranking then was #582. The baby name has since fallen from favor, and is currently of very light use. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly linked to Jessica, Jesse was the most popular. In the past century Jessica has predominantly been a girl name. In 1991, girls named Jessica outnumbered boys by 375 times.

Baby names that sound like Jessica include J.C., Jacee (English), Jacey (English), Jaci (English), Jacie (English), Jackee, Jackey (English), Jacki (English), Jackie (English), Jacko, Jacky (English), Jacquay, Jacquez, Jacqui, Jacy (English), Jae-Hwa (Korean), Jaggy (English), Jago (Spanish and English), Jagu (Breton), and Jahee.

† English pronunciation for Jessica: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"

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