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Origin: Uzbekistan
Region Origin: Central Asia

Jessie is a gender-neutral name with multiple origins and meanings. It is derived from the Hebrew name Jesse, which means "gift" for boys, and as a feminine form of John, it means "God has been gracious". In Scotland, Jessie is a nickname for Jean, which translates to "God is gracious". The name Jessie is also considered a variant spelling of Jessica, which is of Hebrew origin and means "He sees" or "the Lord exists". The name Jessie has its roots in biblical and Scottish cultures. In the Old Testament of the Bible, Jesse was the father of King David. Jessie has been a common name in the United States for over a century, used for both boys and girls, but it is more commonly given to girls today. The name Jessie can also be associated with literature and theater, as it is a nickname for Jessica, a name created by Shakespeare.

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