in the U.S.
since 1880


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

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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18805745569#28 boy name
18815415536#27 boy name
18826655660#26 boy name
18835906584#28 boy name
188468414670#27 boy name
188557115556#31 boy name
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189558811577#35 boy name
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189753910529#38 boy name
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190054610536#50 boy name
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190340416388#57 boy name
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190645115436#57 boy name
190747610466#63 boy name
19084908482#62 boy name
190953518517#59 boy name
191060111590#60 boy name
191161316597#72 boy name
19121,133271,106#74 boy name
19131,245311,214#79 boy name
19141,482261,456#82 boy name
19152,154432,111#77 boy name
19162,261312,230#77 boy name
19172,225252,200#79 boy name
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19212,532452,487#77 boy name
19222,430352,395#81 boy name
19232,422362,386#83 boy name
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19262,349532,296#87 boy name
19272,364452,319#89 boy name
19282,214412,173#91 boy name
19292,070422,028#94 boy name
19302,064282,036#94 boy name
19311,931351,896#97 boy name
19321,894311,863#99 boy name
19331,827241,803#100 boy name
19392,035272,008#99 boy name
19402,231252,206#93 boy name
19412,206172,189#99 boy name
19422,418242,394#100 boy name
19723,281523,229#88 boy name
19733,511623,449#75 boy name
19744,187824,105#67 boy name
19754,5531184,435#64 boy name
19765,4401375,303#55 boy name
19775,9841635,821#54 boy name
19786,2921906,102#52 boy name
19796,9142276,687#50 boy name
19808,6712928,379#45 boy name
198110,83138010,451#37 boy name
19829,8133089,505#43 boy name
19838,7232578,466#46 boy name
19847,8942877,607#50 boy name
19858,4952798,216#51 boy name
19868,8913538,538#48 boy name
19878,2993227,977#55 boy name
19888,2243187,906#55 boy name
19899,1643148,850#50 boy name
19909,3273478,980#48 boy name
19918,7033388,365#51 boy name
19928,8703128,558#50 boy name
19938,5973368,261#48 boy name
19949,0373578,680#45 boy name
19957,8553677,488#46 boy name
19967,3612897,072#51 boy name
19976,1782635,915#63 boy name
19985,7102715,439#70 boy name
19995,3553555,000#82 boy name
20004,7622824,480#90 boy name
20014,4111944,217#91 boy name
20024,6181904,428#90 boy name
20034,7681724,596#94 boy name
20044,9391814,758#94 boy name
20054,9151734,742#89 boy name

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 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 10,451 babies. (That's a lot of baby Jesses)

According to the 1933 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jesse" ranks #70 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 59 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1933. Across the entire United States a total of 1,827 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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Where is the name Jesse popular?

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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 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.


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.


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.


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 his career being from 1999 to present. Jesse was born in 1978 in Carmel Valley Village, California, U.S.


Alternative Meanings

J is for joy, that you always bring.

E is for elegant, born within you.

S is for special, you are, you know!

S is for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

E is for extra, those little things you do!

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?

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Past life for Jesse born Dec 18, 1946

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Mongolia approximately on 725. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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