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Jessie

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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 4,825 3,465 1,360 #70 girl name
1918 5,003 3,591 1,412 #75 girl name
1919 5,001 3,528 1,473 #75 girl name
1920 4,920 3,330 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 4,478 2,996 1,482 #93 girl name
1924 4,607 3,147 1,460 #91 girl name
1925 4,418 2,950 1,468 #97 girl name
1926 4,401 2,921 1,480 #93 girl name
1927 4,318 2,856 1,462 #96 girl name
1928 3,840 2,423 1,417
1929 3,584 2,257 1,327
1930 3,525 2,196 1,329
1931 3,196 1,929 1,267
1932 3,178 1,896 1,282
1933 2,886 1,807 1,079
1934 2,883 1,793 1,090
1935 2,721 1,618 1,103
1936 2,599 1,587 1,012
1937 2,589 1,548 1,041
1938 2,446 1,476 970
1939 2,454 1,396 1,058
1940 2,353 1,334 1,019
1941 2,393 1,356 1,037
1942 2,394 1,391 1,003
1943 2,412 1,313 1,099
1944 2,247 1,216 1,031
1945 2,049 1,107 942
1946 2,191 1,173 1,018
1947 2,205 1,157 1,048
1948 2,164 1,070 1,094
1949 2,054 1,031 1,023
1950 1,956 937 1,019
1951 1,928 940 988
1952 1,913 878 1,035
1953 1,966 899 1,067
1954 1,755 763 992
1955 1,708 744 964
1956 1,733 683 1,050
1957 1,696 632 1,064
1958 1,608 591 1,017
1959 1,544 584 960
1960 1,445 510 935
1961 1,418 469 949
1962 1,384 446 938
1963 1,306 401 905
1964 1,318 411 907
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 1,064 335 729
1971 1,118 359 759
1972 1,072 317 755
1973 1,106 352 754
1974 1,107 358 749
1975 1,164 392 772
1976 1,270 448 822
1977 1,419 486 933
1978 1,538 643 895
1979 1,743 720 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 2,393 1,276 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 1,327 675 652
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 880 421 459
2010 825 419 406
2011 739 407 332
2012 785 447 338
2013 801 479 322
2014 787 506 281
2015 698 466 232

Fun Facts about the name Jessie

  • How many people with the first name Jessie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 275,648 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 1935 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jessie ranks 61st in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, 132 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1935.
  • 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 Jesise. 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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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

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Jackson
  • Moore
  • Thomas
  • Harris
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Thompson
  • Walker
  • Clark
  • Anderson
  • Martin
  • Robinson

Common first names for Jessie

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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

English

Origin and Meaning of Jessie

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

Wiktionary
  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 With the Name Jessie

Jessie J

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

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

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Jessie Vargas

Jessie Vargas is an important somebody. Jessie was born on May 10th, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Jessie Rogers

Jessie Rogers is a noteworthy individual. Jessie was born on August 8th, 1993 in Goiânia.

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Jessie Buckley

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

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

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  • Irene Ryan
    (actress)
  • Jessie Andrews
    (famed human)
  • Jessie James Decker
    (musician)
  • Jessie Ware
    (musician)
  • Jessie Harlan Lincoln
    (influential individual)
  • Jessie Godderz
    (leading individual)
  • Jessie Flower
    (actress/film actress/voice actress)
  • Jessie Ward
    (wrestler)
  • Jessie Armstead
    (american football player)
  • Jessie Woodrow Wilson
    (notable somebody)
  • Jessie Matthews
    (actress)
  • Jessie Royce Landis
    (notable person)
  • Jessie Willcox Smith
    (illustrator)
  • Jessie Belle Smothers
    (famed individual)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Jessie

Claudia 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 Jessie

Dewayne Jessie is a noteworthy somebody. Dewayne was born on September 21st, 1951.

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Young Jessie

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

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

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

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What does the name Jessie mean?

Jis for jolly, the fun side!

Eis for elegant, born within you.

Sis for sincere, a model of truth.

Sis for serious, not always joking.

Iis for inspire, others seek your guidance.

Eis for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

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Sources: 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). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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