[ 1 syll. jes-sie, je-ss-ie ] The baby boy name Jessie is also used, and more often so, as a girl name. It is pronounced as JH-S-iy- †. Jessie is used chiefly in the English language and its origin is Hebrew. Jessie is a diminutive form of the name Jesse (English and German).
Jessie is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1910 with 0.247% of baby boys being given the name Jessie. It ranked at #72 then. The baby name has since fallen out of favor, and is today of irregular use. Among the group of boy names directly linked to Jessie, Jesse was the most commonly used in 2018. There were times from 1948 to 2009 when more boys than girls were named Jessie, but currently it is more often than not a girl name. In 2017, the name Jessie was given to 2 times as many girls than boys.
† Pronunciation for Jessie: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"