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Popularity
1.0m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Jessica

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

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1880770
1881770
1882880
1883660
188414140
1885660
188611110
1887880
188818180
1889990
189018180
189114140
189214140
189315150
189410100
189519190
1896990
1897990
189813130
189914140
190023230
1901880
1902990
190316160
190416160
190517170
190618180
190717170
190817170
190918180
191028280
191121210
191236360
191325250
191442420
191555550
191653530
191755550
191856560
191940400
192043430
192148480
192240400
192353530
192441410
192534340
192635350
192739390
192836360
192942420
193038380
193139390
193244440
193343430
193446460
193547470
193643430
193772720
193850500
193977770
194061610
194181810
19421271270
19431211210
19441241240
19451321320
19462402400
19474304300
19484824820
19494064060
19504024020
19514664660
19524514510
19534954950
19544234230
19553863860
19564064060
19574764760
19585295290
19595235230
19605595590
19616696690
19628678670
19631,1251,1205
19641,1791,1727
19651,5381,5308
19661,6731,6649
19671,7731,76112
19681,8431,8430
19692,5032,49013
19704,0374,02215#98 girl name
19715,3785,35919#64 girl name
19726,2326,20824#46 girl name
19737,2477,22720#34 girl name
197410,69610,65442#17 girl name
197512,98012,92951#13 girl name
197618,42918,37356#8 girl name
197724,93524,84491#4 girl name
197826,19926,10495#3 girl name
197927,89327,779114#4 girl name
198034,04533,920125#3 girl name
198142,69342,526167#2 girl name
198245,63145,443188#2 girl name
198345,47245,278194#2 girl name
198446,02945,849180#2 girl name
198548,57548,346229#1 girl name
198652,88452,667217#1 girl name
198756,22855,985243#1 girl name
198851,75551,530225#1 girl name
198948,13447,882252#1 girl name
199046,60646,466140#1 girl name
199143,51643,395121#2 girl name
199238,45238,351101#2 girl name
199335,08434,984100#1 girl name
199432,22132,116105#1 girl name
199527,98927,93851#1 girl name
199624,23824,19147#2 girl name
199721,08821,04345#2 girl name
199818,26118,23130#8 girl name
199916,37316,34528#9 girl name
200015,73115,70427#8 girl name
200113,94313,91627#11 girl name
200211,93411,91222#16 girl name
200310,46210,44517#18 girl name
20049,5049,46935#21 girl name
20058,1268,10719#27 girl name
20066,8196,80910#32 girl name
20075,7145,70113#42 girl name
20084,7374,7316#59 girl name
20093,8013,79110#78 girl name
20103,1983,1926#92 girl name
20112,6292,6209
20122,3232,3230
20131,9451,9450
20141,7791,7790

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 first appeared 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 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jessica" ranks #21 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Iowa. Imagine that, 124 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 2000. Across the entire United States a total of 15,731 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 "Jessica" mean?

Jessica (Hebrew): God beholds

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

J is for joy, that you always bring.

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

S is for sweet, your pleasing way.

S is for select, as few are chosen.

I is for interest, you show in others.

C is for caring, your finest trait.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

Your name in reverse order is "Acissej". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Sjsceia". 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 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 north east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Jessica

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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Past life for Jessica born Jun 21, 1970

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 Bulgaria approximately on 550. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

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. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

Name poster for Jessica

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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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