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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jessa

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  1. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Jessa

Jessa was born on June 29th, 1993 in Oregon.

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Jessa Duggar is a celebrity and television personality. They were most active from 2004 to present. Jessa was given the name Jessa Lauren Duggar by their parent Jim Bob Duggar on November 4th, 1992 in Tontitown, Arkansas, U.S.

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Jessa Zaragoza is a music of the philippines singing, actor, television presenter, and model (people). She was most prominent from 1986 to present. Jessa was given the name Richelle Ann Loyola-Avanzado .

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Jessa Crispin is a blog, editing, and writer. Jessa was born in Lincoln Center, Kansas.

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Jessa Gamble is an author and journalist. Jessa was born on April 25th, 1979 in Oxford, UK.

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Jessa Anderson is a contemporary christian music and pop rock singer-songwriter. She plays Vocals. She was most prominent from 2008 to present. Jessa was given the name Jessica Nicole Fausch on September 4th, 1985. Jessa is also known as Anderson and Jessa.

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How popular is the baby name Jessa in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1918 5 5 0
1929 5 0 5
1971 5 5 0
1972 9 9 0
1973 7 7 0
1974 10 10 0
1975 9 9 0
1976 14 14 0
1977 26 26 0
1978 35 35 0
1979 33 33 0
1980 39 39 0
1981 48 48 0
1982 24 24 0
1983 28 28 0
1984 37 37 0
1985 45 45 0
1986 37 37 0
1987 56 56 0
1988 52 52 0
1989 62 62 0
1990 85 85 0
1991 101 101 0
1992 98 98 0
1993 107 107 0
1994 113 113 0
1995 103 103 0
1996 103 103 0
1997 80 80 0
1998 86 86 0
1999 84 84 0
2000 91 91 0
2001 98 98 0
2002 78 78 0
2003 92 92 0
2004 116 116 0
2005 90 90 0
2006 138 138 0
2007 145 145 0
2008 124 124 0
2009 196 196 0
2010 242 242 0
2011 222 222 0
2012 255 255 0
2013 206 206 0
2014 328 328 0
2015 571 571 0
2016 431 431 0
2017 307 307 0

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Popularity of Jessa as a first name

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Popularity of Jessa as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jessa U.S.
  White 38.46% 64.26%
  African American 20.51% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 28.21% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.84% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jessa

People with the last name Jessa are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Jessa

  • How Popular is the name Jessa? Jessa is the 3,666th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jessa was the 142,108th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jessa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,276 babies born with the first name Jessa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jessa to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jessa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Jessa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jessa is Friday, November 15th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Jessa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jessa was in 2015 with a total of 571 babies.
  • Random Jessa Factoid: According to the 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jessa is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1993.
  • Weird things about the name Jessa: Your name in reverse order is Assej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sasej. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jessa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 117 people with the last name Jessa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jessa? Jessa is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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