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421k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Jesse

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Gift
  • #153 All Time
Girls
Boys
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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
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19341,875231,852
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19381,935291,906
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19432,449242,425
19442,330222,308
19452,209212,188
19462,478142,464
19472,778272,751
19482,725212,704
19492,723202,703
19502,636282,608
19512,707372,670
19522,759372,722
19532,849272,822
19542,784262,758
19552,803252,778
19562,647262,621
19572,759242,735
19582,508212,487
19592,446152,431
19602,411342,377
19612,339362,303
19622,305292,276
19632,261312,230
19642,220302,190
19652,234222,212
19662,354402,314
19672,214292,185
19682,180282,152
19692,431512,380
19702,824522,772
19713,052513,001
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
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19786,2921906,102#52 boy name
19796,9142276,687#50 boy name
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198110,83138010,451#37 boy name
19829,8133089,505#43 boy name
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19847,8942877,607#50 boy name
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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
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20064,4841224,362
20074,2391174,122
20084,0641203,944
20093,7721063,666
20103,3751073,268
20113,038812,957
20122,767792,688
20132,610692,541
20142,493692,424

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 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jesse" ranks #41 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 108 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1979. Across the entire United States a total of 6,914 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 jubilant, the upbeat you!

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

S is for sweetheart, you really are!

S is for secret, that you can certainly keep.

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 "Ejses". 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.

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 south? 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 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 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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Past life for Jesse born Oct 10, 1979

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 Portugal approximately on 1750. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.

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