Meaning of Jessica
and the Origins of this baby name
The name Jessica has the following meaning:
Meaning "He sees" in Hebrew, referring to an all-seeing God. It was coined by Shakespeare from the Old Testament Jesca and used in his famous play the Merchant of Venice, as the name of the daughter of Shylock. This name was wildly popular in the U.S. in the 1970s and to this day, is still one of the most common names in English-speaking countries.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.
As a baby girl name, Jessica is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 17 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).
In 2009, the name Jessica fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 19 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 78 in the Top 1000 charts.
The following chart shows the popularity of the name Jessica in the USA, over the past 100 years.
The name Jessica is pronounced as jeh-see-kuh
The following names are baby names related to Jessica and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Jessica: Boys - Axel
, Girls - Cayla
, Both genders - Deborah
Popular Variants for the name Jessica: Gessica
Common nicknames for the name Jessica are: Jess, Jessie
We think the name Jessica should fall under the following style category: The 70's
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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Jessica to be: A dainty, spoilt rich girl
In one word, you might describe Jessica as a(n) "spoilt
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The names of some famous persons by the name Jessica
(or its variants) are:Jessica Alice Tandy
, born on 7 June, a famous actress. Jessica Alice Tandy's background: An Emmy, Golden Globe, Tony, BAFTA and Academy Award-winning British-born American stage and film actress.Jessica Ann Simpson
, born on 10 July, a famous singer. Jessica Ann Simpson's background: American singer-actress. Initially well-known for her great lung capacity and quite unique voice, she branched out into acting. Her most eye-catching role was in 'The Dukes of Hazzard' where she played Daisy Duke. She had to work out intensively to squeeze into the tiny short shorts that was so iconic for the character, and when the movie was released, it sent out a craze wave for 'Daisy Duke' shorts. Also famous for her high profile marriage and divorce with singer Nick Lachey. Older sister of singer Ashlee Simpson.Jessica Phyllis Lange
, born on 20 April, a famous actress. Jessica Phyllis Lange's background: American screen and stage actress. She has two Academy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards to her name. Debuted in Broadway in the famous play 'A Streetcare named Desire' across the legendary Alec Baldwin. She is also the goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.