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Jesse Meaning


What does Jesse mean?

The name Jesse is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Jesse is "gift, G-d's gift".

Jesse is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 5 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Jesse, Je-see.

The Given Name Jesse

Jesse is a form of Yishay. See Yishay for further details.

Jesse is a popular and simple name.

Stylish yet mesmerizing, the name is a great blend of character and flair.

Jesse is also great as a middle name.

Jesse falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Jesse Burkett, and Jesse Eisenberg.

Jesse Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 2,245 in baby name popularity for girls with 81 occurrences. It ranked 185 in baby name popularity for boys with 2,126 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 2,404 in baby name popularity for girls with 75 occurrences. It ranked 186 in baby name popularity for boys with 2,087 occurrences.

Want to see how Jesse sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Jesse Name Popularity Page.

Jesse Related Names

Jesse is a form of Yishay.

Variants of the name Jesse include Jessee, Jessey, Jessiah, Jessie, Jessy, Jessye.

The name Jessia is a form of Jesse.

Famous Jesses

  • Jesse ~ Biblical Character (Ruth 4:17)
  • Jesse Burkett ~ Baseball Player
  • Jesse Eisenberg ~ Actor
  • Jesse Haines ~ Baseball Player
  • Jesse L. Martin ~ Actor
  • Jesse Metcalfe ~ Actor
  • Jesse Owens ~ Track Player
  • Jesse Spencer ~ Actor

Jesse Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Jesse.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Jesse Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Jesse in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Jesse.

Just for fun, see the name Jesse in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Jesse in Nautical Flags page.