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1.0m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Jessica

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God beholds
  • #38 All Time
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Boys

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 7 7 0
1881 7 7 0
1882 8 8 0
1883 6 6 0
1884 14 14 0
1885 6 6 0
1886 11 11 0
1887 8 8 0
1888 18 18 0
1889 9 9 0
1890 18 18 0
1891 14 14 0
1892 14 14 0
1893 15 15 0
1894 10 10 0
1895 19 19 0
1896 9 9 0
1897 9 9 0
1898 13 13 0
1899 14 14 0
1900 23 23 0
1901 8 8 0
1902 9 9 0
1903 16 16 0
1904 16 16 0
1905 17 17 0
1906 18 18 0
1907 17 17 0
1908 17 17 0
1909 18 18 0
1910 28 28 0
1911 21 21 0
1912 36 36 0
1913 25 25 0
1914 42 42 0
1915 55 55 0
1916 53 53 0
1917 55 55 0
1918 56 56 0
1919 40 40 0
1920 43 43 0
1921 48 48 0
1922 40 40 0
1923 53 53 0
1924 41 41 0
1925 34 34 0
1926 35 35 0
1927 39 39 0
1928 36 36 0
1929 42 42 0
1930 38 38 0
1931 39 39 0
1932 44 44 0
1933 43 43 0
1934 46 46 0
1935 47 47 0
1936 43 43 0
1937 72 72 0
1938 50 50 0
1939 77 77 0
1940 61 61 0
1941 81 81 0
1942 127 127 0
1943 121 121 0
1944 124 124 0
1945 132 132 0
1946 240 240 0
1947 430 430 0
1948 482 482 0
1949 406 406 0
1950 402 402 0
1951 466 466 0
1952 451 451 0
1953 495 495 0
1954 423 423 0
1955 386 386 0
1956 406 406 0
1957 476 476 0
1958 529 529 0
1959 523 523 0
1960 559 559 0
1961 669 669 0
1962 867 867 0
1963 1,125 1,120 5
1964 1,179 1,172 7
1965 1,538 1,530 8
1966 1,673 1,664 9
1967 1,773 1,761 12
1968 1,843 1,843 0
1969 2,503 2,490 13
1970 4,037 4,022 15 #98 girl name
1971 5,378 5,359 19 #64 girl name
1972 6,232 6,208 24 #46 girl name
1973 7,247 7,227 20 #34 girl name
1974 10,696 10,654 42 #17 girl name
1975 12,980 12,929 51 #13 girl name
1976 18,429 18,373 56 #8 girl name
1977 24,935 24,844 91 #4 girl name
1978 26,199 26,104 95 #3 girl name
1979 27,893 27,779 114 #4 girl name
1980 34,045 33,920 125 #3 girl name
1981 42,693 42,526 167 #2 girl name
1982 45,631 45,443 188 #2 girl name
1983 45,472 45,278 194 #2 girl name
1984 46,029 45,849 180 #2 girl name
1985 48,575 48,346 229 #1 girl name
1986 52,884 52,667 217 #1 girl name
1987 56,228 55,985 243 #1 girl name
1988 51,755 51,530 225 #1 girl name
1989 48,134 47,882 252 #1 girl name
1990 46,606 46,466 140 #1 girl name
1991 43,516 43,395 121 #2 girl name
1992 38,452 38,351 101 #2 girl name
1993 35,084 34,984 100 #1 girl name
1994 32,221 32,116 105 #1 girl name
1995 27,989 27,938 51 #1 girl name
1996 24,238 24,191 47 #2 girl name
1997 21,088 21,043 45 #2 girl name
1998 18,261 18,231 30 #8 girl name
1999 16,373 16,345 28 #9 girl name
2000 15,731 15,704 27 #8 girl name
2001 13,943 13,916 27 #11 girl name
2002 11,934 11,912 22 #16 girl name
2003 10,462 10,445 17 #18 girl name
2004 9,504 9,469 35 #21 girl name
2005 8,126 8,107 19 #27 girl name
2006 6,819 6,809 10 #32 girl name
2007 5,714 5,701 13 #42 girl name
2008 4,737 4,731 6 #59 girl name
2009 3,801 3,791 10 #78 girl name
2010 3,198 3,192 6 #92 girl name
2011 2,629 2,620 9
2012 2,323 2,323 0
2013 1,945 1,945 0
2014 1,779 1,779 0

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jessica" ranks #8 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 56 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 1998. Across the entire United States a total of 18,261 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 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 gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Jessica

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

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba is an actress, model, and businesswoman with the most prominent portion of her 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 her 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 specializing in pop, dance-pop, electropop, and R&B music with the most prominent portion of her 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 specializing in pop and R&B music with the most prominent portion of her 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 her 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 her career being from 2 to present. Jessica was born in 1981 as Jessica Michelle Chastain in Sacramento, California, United States.

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Alternative Meanings

J is for joyful, the spirit you spread.

E is for elegant, born within you.

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

S is for smile, it gives you face value.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

C is for compassion, your finest side.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

Your name in reverse order is "Acissej". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Cisajes". 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 Jessica born Dec 14, 1941

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 USA South-Central approximately on 1250. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. 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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