Jessie

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276k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jessie

"Jessie" is a name of English origin, and it means "Diminutive form of Jessica or Jean". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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  1. A pet form of Jane and Jessica, also used as a formal female given name.
  2. A male given name, an American variant of Jesse.
  3. (slang, sometimes uncapitalized) A cowardly person, especially a man; an effeminate man.

Notable Persons Named Jessie

Jessie J is a musician. She plays Keyboard instrument and Vocals. She holds the title Domino. She has been prominent since 2005. Jessie was given the name Jessica Ellen Cornish on March 27th, 1988 in London, England, UK.

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Jessie Graff is a stunt woman and actress. Jessie was born on January 12th, 1984 in New York City.

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Jessie was born on May 10th, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Jessie was born on August 8th, 1993 in Goiânia.

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Jessie Buckley is an actress and singer. She was most active from 2008 to present. Jessie was born Jessie Buckley on December 28th, 1989 in Killarney. Jessie is also known as Noelle.

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Jessie Usher is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2005. Jessie was born on February 29th, 1992 in Maryland.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jessie

Claudia Jessie is an actor and actress. She was most prominent from 2012 to present. Claudia was born in Moseley, Birmingham.

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Dewayne was born on September 21st, 1951.

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Young Jessie is a rhythm, blues, soul music, and jazz singing and songwriter. His ongoing career started in 1953. Young was given the name Obediah Donnell Jessie on December 28th, 1936 in Lincoln Manor, Dallas, Texas, USA. Young is also known as Obie Jessie.

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Ron Jessie was a football player. His most notable accomplishments were from 1971 to 1981. Ron was born on February 4th, 1948 in Yuma, Arizona. He breathed his last breath on January 13th, 2006.

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Tim Jessie is a football player. Tim was born on March 1st, 1963 in Opp, Alabama.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 789 635 154 #90 boy name
#37 girl name
1881 804 661 143 #92 boy name
#34 girl name
1882 998 806 192 #84 boy name
#37 girl name
1883 984 833 151 #89 boy name
#40 girl name
1884 1,065 888 177 #90 boy name
#42 girl name
1885 1,154 952 202 #81 boy name
#40 girl name
1886 1,184 1,003 181 #90 boy name
#41 girl name
1887 1,194 1,012 182 #86 boy name
#41 girl name
1888 1,454 1,200 254 #77 boy name
#43 girl name
1889 1,403 1,196 207 #85 boy name
#43 girl name
1890 1,491 1,250 241 #73 boy name
#43 girl name
1891 1,346 1,119 227 #75 boy name
#48 girl name
1892 1,497 1,246 251 #79 boy name
#46 girl name
1893 1,430 1,216 214 #86 boy name
#48 girl name
1894 1,375 1,120 255 #79 boy name
#55 girl name
1895 1,545 1,300 245 #79 boy name
#48 girl name
1896 1,332 1,103 229 #89 boy name
#57 girl name
1897 1,425 1,191 234 #79 boy name
#52 girl name
1898 1,511 1,244 267 #78 boy name
#55 girl name
1899 1,342 1,081 261 #71 boy name
#54 girl name
1900 1,819 1,422 397 #69 boy name
#53 girl name
1901 1,347 1,116 231 #85 boy name
#55 girl name
1902 1,563 1,240 323 #73 boy name
#54 girl name
1903 1,482 1,202 280 #78 boy name
#55 girl name
1904 1,510 1,197 313 #76 boy name
#60 girl name
1905 1,653 1,315 338 #74 boy name
#57 girl name
1906 1,570 1,247 323 #77 boy name
#58 girl name
1907 1,700 1,314 386 #72 boy name
#60 girl name
1908 1,737 1,382 355 #77 boy name
#58 girl name
1909 1,753 1,321 432 #72 boy name
#63 girl name
1910 2,057 1,541 516 #72 boy name
#63 girl name
1911 2,050 1,550 500 #79 boy name
#66 girl name
1912 2,744 2,052 692 #65 girl name
1913 3,233 2,475 758 #61 girl name
1914 3,810 2,861 949 #64 girl name
1915 4,596 3,356 1,240 #66 girl name
1916 4,683 3,414 1,269 #69 girl name
1917 4,826 3,465 1,361 #70 girl name
1918 5,003 3,591 1,412 #75 girl name
1919 5,002 3,529 1,473 #75 girl name
1920 4,919 3,329 1,590 #84 girl name
1921 4,743 3,226 1,517 #91 girl name
1922 4,773 3,181 1,592 #87 girl name
1923 4,479 2,996 1,483 #93 girl name
1924 4,606 3,147 1,459 #91 girl name
1925 4,418 2,950 1,468 #97 girl name
1926 4,401 2,921 1,480 #93 girl name
1927 4,320 2,858 1,462 #95 girl name
1928 3,839 2,422 1,417
1929 3,584 2,257 1,327
1930 3,526 2,196 1,330
1931 3,197 1,930 1,267
1932 3,177 1,895 1,282
1933 2,884 1,807 1,077
1934 2,884 1,793 1,091
1935 2,721 1,618 1,103
1936 2,598 1,586 1,012
1937 2,590 1,550 1,040
1938 2,447 1,476 971
1939 2,455 1,397 1,058
1940 2,354 1,334 1,020
1941 2,393 1,356 1,037
1942 2,394 1,391 1,003
1943 2,412 1,313 1,099
1944 2,248 1,216 1,032
1945 2,048 1,107 941
1946 2,192 1,173 1,019
1947 2,205 1,157 1,048
1948 2,164 1,070 1,094
1949 2,054 1,031 1,023
1950 1,957 937 1,020
1951 1,929 941 988
1952 1,910 877 1,033
1953 1,967 899 1,068
1954 1,758 763 995
1955 1,706 744 962
1956 1,734 684 1,050
1957 1,696 632 1,064
1958 1,608 590 1,018
1959 1,544 584 960
1960 1,444 509 935
1961 1,419 469 950
1962 1,383 446 937
1963 1,306 401 905
1964 1,317 410 907
1965 1,348 473 875
1966 1,379 476 903
1967 1,171 373 798
1968 1,035 319 716
1969 1,098 325 773
1970 1,065 336 729
1971 1,117 359 758
1972 1,073 317 756
1973 1,104 352 752
1974 1,108 358 750
1975 1,163 392 771
1976 1,271 448 823
1977 1,419 486 933
1978 1,538 643 895
1979 1,744 721 1,023
1980 1,909 812 1,097
1981 2,461 1,210 1,251
1982 2,474 1,144 1,330
1983 2,049 888 1,161
1984 2,088 992 1,096
1985 2,243 1,112 1,131
1986 2,394 1,277 1,117
1987 2,383 1,221 1,162
1988 2,242 1,160 1,082
1989 2,281 1,148 1,133
1990 2,371 1,116 1,255
1991 2,292 1,116 1,176
1992 2,144 1,096 1,048
1993 2,190 1,108 1,082
1994 2,239 1,255 984
1995 2,041 1,138 903
1996 1,853 979 874
1997 1,599 846 753
1998 1,386 744 642
1999 1,320 739 581
2000 1,252 719 533
2001 1,203 610 593
2002 1,328 675 653
2003 1,245 618 627
2004 1,177 607 570
2005 1,097 507 590
2006 1,075 529 546
2007 1,028 495 533
2008 981 493 488
2009 881 421 460
2010 825 419 406
2011 739 407 332
2012 785 447 338
2013 801 479 322
2014 787 506 281
2015 701 468 233
2016 699 456 243

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Popularity of Jessie as a first name

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Popularity of Jessie as a last name

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Common last names for Jessie

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  • Clark
  • Anderson
  • Martin
  • Robinson

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jessie U.S.
  White 55.62% 64.26%
  African American 37.39% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.71% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.55% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jessie

People with the last name Jessie are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Jessie

  • How Popular is the name Jessie? Jessie is the 264th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jessie was the 8,435th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jessie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 276,360 babies born with the first name Jessie in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jessie to occupy the country of Barbados with an estimated population of 274,200 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jessie? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 789 new born babies.
  • When was Jessie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jessie is Wednesday, August 29th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Jessie born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jessie was in 1918 with a total of 3,591 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jessie!
  • Random Jessie Factoid: According to the 1926 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jessie ranks 28th in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 166 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1926.
  • Weird things about the name Jessie: Your name in reverse order is Eissej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ejssie. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jessie? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,916 people with the last name Jessie.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jessie? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Jessie as their last name.

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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).
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