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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #153 most popular

What does the name "Jesse" mean?

Jesse (Hebrew): Gift

The name "Jesse" is of Hebrew origin and it means "Gift". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls. There are 4 other names that are similar to this one.

J is for joyful, the spirit you spread.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

S is for success, in all you will do.

S is for self respect, a solid score here.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

Your name in reverse order is "Essej". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Jsese". 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 "Jesse" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Jesse? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 421,406 babies born with the name Jesse in the United States. That's more than enough Jesses to occupy the country of Malta with an estimated population of 417,617 (as of December 31, 2010). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 574 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Jesse" was in 1981 with a total of 10,451 babies. (That's a lot of baby Jesses)

According to the 1986 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jesse" ranks #49 in popularity as a baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 57 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1986. Across the entire United States a total of 8,891 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 Jesse popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Jesse 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 Jesse

Jesse Jane

Jesse Jane is an adult biography with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Jesse was born in 1980 as Cindy Taylor in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.


Jesse McCartney

Jesse McCartney is a singer, songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1999 to present. Jesse was born in 1987 in Ardsley, New York, U.S.


Jesse Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg is an actor and playwright with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1999 to present. Jesse was born in 1983 as Jesse Adam Eisenberg in Queens, New York, United States.


Jesse James

Jesse James is a criminal. Jesse was born in 1969 as Jesse Woodson James in Kearney, Missouri, U.S.


Jesse Ventura

Jesse Ventura is an officeholder. Jesse was born in 1951 as James George Janos in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.


Jesse Metcalfe

Jesse Metcalfe is an actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1999 to present. Jesse was born in 1978 in Carmel Valley Village, California, U.S.


Past life for Jesse born Dec 8, 1932

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Africa approximately on 1500. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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

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