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Jesse

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Gift
  • #153 All Time
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How popular is the baby name Jesse in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 574 5 569 #28 boy name
1881 541 5 536 #27 boy name
1882 665 5 660 #26 boy name
1883 590 6 584 #28 boy name
1884 684 14 670 #27 boy name
1885 571 15 556 #31 boy name
1886 620 6 614 #29 boy name
1887 611 10 601 #26 boy name
1888 649 12 637 #32 boy name
1889 590 14 576 #31 boy name
1890 586 10 576 #33 boy name
1891 530 11 519 #35 boy name
1892 616 14 602 #35 boy name
1893 553 12 541 #36 boy name
1894 578 11 567 #38 boy name
1895 588 11 577 #35 boy name
1896 601 15 586 #35 boy name
1897 539 10 529 #38 boy name
1898 491 15 476 #47 boy name
1899 440 17 423 #47 boy name
1900 546 10 536 #50 boy name
1901 424 13 411 #49 boy name
1902 452 15 437 #50 boy name
1903 404 16 388 #57 boy name
1904 455 12 443 #53 boy name
1905 466 23 443 #54 boy name
1906 451 15 436 #58 boy name
1907 476 10 466 #63 boy name
1908 490 8 482 #62 boy name
1909 535 18 517 #59 boy name
1910 601 11 590 #60 boy name
1911 612 16 596 #72 boy name
1912 1,133 27 1,106 #74 boy name
1913 1,245 31 1,214 #79 boy name
1914 1,483 26 1,457 #82 boy name
1915 2,154 43 2,111 #77 boy name
1916 2,261 31 2,230 #77 boy name
1917 2,225 25 2,200 #79 boy name
1918 2,488 56 2,432 #78 boy name
1919 2,405 48 2,357 #77 boy name
1920 2,455 36 2,419 #79 boy name
1921 2,532 45 2,487 #77 boy name
1922 2,431 35 2,396 #81 boy name
1923 2,422 36 2,386 #83 boy name
1924 2,345 55 2,290 #86 boy name
1925 2,427 52 2,375 #85 boy name
1926 2,349 53 2,296 #87 boy name
1927 2,364 45 2,319 #89 boy name
1928 2,212 41 2,171 #91 boy name
1929 2,072 42 2,030 #94 boy name
1930 2,064 28 2,036 #94 boy name
1931 1,931 35 1,896 #97 boy name
1932 1,894 31 1,863 #99 boy name
1933 1,827 24 1,803 #100 boy name
1934 1,875 23 1,852
1935 1,895 29 1,866
1936 1,846 19 1,827
1937 1,886 19 1,867
1938 1,937 29 1,908
1939 2,035 27 2,008 #99 boy name
1940 2,231 25 2,206 #93 boy name
1941 2,206 17 2,189 #99 boy name
1942 2,418 24 2,394 #100 boy name
1943 2,449 24 2,425
1944 2,330 22 2,308
1945 2,209 21 2,188
1946 2,479 14 2,465
1947 2,779 27 2,752
1948 2,725 21 2,704
1949 2,723 20 2,703
1950 2,637 28 2,609
1951 2,707 37 2,670
1952 2,759 37 2,722
1953 2,849 27 2,822
1954 2,784 26 2,758
1955 2,804 25 2,779
1956 2,647 26 2,621
1957 2,760 24 2,736
1958 2,507 21 2,486
1959 2,446 15 2,431
1960 2,413 34 2,379
1961 2,339 36 2,303
1962 2,304 29 2,275
1963 2,261 31 2,230
1964 2,219 30 2,189
1965 2,234 22 2,212
1966 2,354 39 2,315
1967 2,214 30 2,184
1968 2,180 28 2,152
1969 2,430 51 2,379
1970 2,823 52 2,771
1971 3,054 51 3,003
1972 3,282 52 3,230 #88 boy name
1973 3,509 61 3,448 #75 boy name
1974 4,187 82 4,105 #67 boy name
1975 4,553 118 4,435 #64 boy name
1976 5,441 137 5,304 #55 boy name
1977 5,985 163 5,822 #54 boy name
1978 6,298 190 6,108 #51 boy name
1979 6,911 227 6,684 #50 boy name
1980 8,675 292 8,383 #45 boy name
1981 10,828 380 10,448 #37 boy name
1982 9,812 308 9,504 #43 boy name
1983 8,724 257 8,467 #46 boy name
1984 7,894 287 7,607 #50 boy name
1985 8,495 279 8,216 #51 boy name
1986 8,891 353 8,538 #48 boy name
1987 8,300 322 7,978 #55 boy name
1988 8,224 318 7,906 #55 boy name
1989 9,164 314 8,850 #50 boy name
1990 9,327 347 8,980 #48 boy name
1991 8,703 338 8,365 #51 boy name
1992 8,870 312 8,558 #50 boy name
1993 8,597 336 8,261 #48 boy name
1994 9,038 357 8,681 #45 boy name
1995 7,857 367 7,490 #46 boy name
1996 7,364 289 7,075 #51 boy name
1997 6,178 263 5,915 #63 boy name
1998 5,710 271 5,439 #70 boy name
1999 5,355 355 5,000 #82 boy name
2000 4,763 282 4,481 #90 boy name
2001 4,412 194 4,218 #91 boy name
2002 4,619 190 4,429 #90 boy name
2003 4,768 172 4,596 #94 boy name
2004 4,939 181 4,758 #94 boy name
2005 4,915 173 4,742 #89 boy name
2006 4,484 122 4,362
2007 4,241 117 4,124
2008 4,066 120 3,946
2009 3,776 106 3,670
2010 3,376 107 3,269
2011 3,041 81 2,960
2012 2,771 79 2,692
2013 2,619 69 2,550
2014 2,509 71 2,438
2015 2,391 64 2,327

Want to know about the popularity of the Jesse baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 423,858 babies born with the name Jesse in the United States. That's more than enough Jesses to occupy the country of Brunei with an estimated population of 422,700 (as of July 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies 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 10,448 babies. (That's a lot of baby Jesses)

According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jesse" ranks #42 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 24 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1992. Across the entire United States a total of 8,870 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Jesse" mean? The list below shows the origins of Jesse as well as things modernly associated with the name Jesse such as celebrities named Jesse.

Origin and Meaning of Jesse

The name "Jesse" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Gift". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Jesse McCartney

Jesse McCartney is a singer, songwriter, actor, and dancer specializing in pop, pop rock, and R&B music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1999 to present. Jesse was born in 1987 in Ardsley, New York, U.S.

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Jesse Eisenberg

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

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Jesse James

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

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Jesse Ventura

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

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Jesse Metcalfe

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

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Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens is an athlete. Jesse was born in 1913 in Oakville, Alabama, U.S.

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Jesse Jane

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

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Jesse Spencer

Jesse Spencer is an actor and musician with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1991 to present. Jesse was born in 1979 in Melbourne, Australia.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Jesse

Jesse Jackson
Jesse Matthew
Jesse Palmer
Jesse Williams

Alternative Meanings

J is for jolly, the fun side!

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

S is for sensible, the practical side.

S is for superb, a great attitude about life.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

Your name in reverse order is "Essej". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Jeses". 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.

Past life for Jesse born Jan 23, 1982

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 Southern Australia approximately on 1725. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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