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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jessiah

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  • According to a user from Tennessee, United States, the name Jessiah is of Hebrew origin and means "Jesiah Jesiah (also Ishiah, Ishijah, Isshiah, Isshijah, Jeshaiah) is a name found in the Bible. The Hebrew form of the name is yishshayah (in one case yishshayahu), meaning "man of Jah." The Bible contains five figures by this name. Jesiah son of Izrahiah, son of Uzzi, son of Tola, son of Issachar, found in a genealogy of the Tribe of Issachar. Jesiah, a Korahite and member of the Tribe of Benjamin, listed among the warriors who came to David at Ziklag. Jesiah, leader of the "sons of Rehabiah," a Levite in the time of David. Jesiah, son of Uzziel, son of Kohath, son of Levi. This Jesiah is recorded as being the father of Zechariah. Jesiah, one of the "descendants of Harim," found in a list of men who took foreign wives in the time of Nehemiah.".
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How popular is the baby name Jessiah in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1978 6 0 6
1981 7 0 7
1982 5 0 5
1983 10 0 10
1984 6 0 6
1990 5 0 5
1991 6 0 6
1992 9 0 9
1993 14 0 14
1994 13 0 13
1996 11 0 11
1997 14 0 14
1998 14 0 14
1999 16 0 16
2000 30 9 21
2001 24 5 19
2002 40 9 31
2003 48 11 37
2004 50 9 41
2005 64 13 51
2006 50 12 38
2007 84 21 63
2008 69 11 58
2009 97 12 85
2010 79 16 63
2011 71 13 58
2012 91 13 78
2013 110 14 96
2014 115 13 102
2015 143 27 116
2016 124 27 97
2017 147 17 130

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Popularity of Jessiah as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Jessiah

  • How Popular is the name Jessiah? Jessiah is the 7,900th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Jessiah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,572 babies born with the first name Jessiah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jessiah to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jessiah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1978 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Jessiah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jessiah is Tuesday, February 14th, 1899.
  • What year had the most people named Jessiah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jessiah was in 2017 with a total of 130 babies.
  • Random Jessiah Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jessiah is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 11 babies in California have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Jessiah: Your name in reverse order is Haissej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sisaejh. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Jessiah born Nov 10, 1979

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 Borneo approximately on 1350. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).