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What does the name "Jessica" mean?

Jessica (Hebrew): God beholds

The name "Jessica" is of Hebrew origin and it means "God beholds". It's a name commonly given to girls.

J is for jolly, the fun side!

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

S is for secret, that you can certainly keep.

S is for self respect, a solid score here.

I is for intense, your zest of living.

C is for confident, no doubts here!

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

Your name in reverse order is "Acissej". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Jscaise". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Jessica" in the U.S.?



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Want to know about the populiarty of Jessica? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,044,144 babies born with the name Jessica in the United States. That's more than enough Jessicas to occupy the country of Djibouti with an estimated population of 923,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Jessica" was in 1987 with a total of 55,985 babies. (That's a lot of baby Jessicas)

According to the 1967 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jessica" is not a popular baby girl's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, only 72 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1967. Across the entire United States a total of 1,773 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Jessica popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Jessica in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Jessica

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba is an actress, model, and businesswoman with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1994 to present. Jessica was born in 1981 as Jessica Marie Alba in Pomona, California, U.S.

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Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1994 to present. Jessica was born in 1982 as Jessica Claire Biel in Ely, Minnesota, U.S.

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Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson is a singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1999 to present. Jessica was born in 1980 as Jessica Ann Simpson in Abilene, Texas, U.S.

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Jessie J

Jessie J is a singer and songwriter with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Jessie was born in 1988 as Jessica Ellen Cornish in Chadwell Heath, London, England.

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Jessica Lange

Jessica Lange is an actress, photographer, and producer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1976 to present. Jessica was born in 1949 as Jessica Phyllis Lange in Cloquet, Minnesota, U.S.

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Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Jessica was born in 1981 as Jessica Michelle Chastain in Sacramento, California, United States.

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

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