Jessica

Pronunciation: je-hsse-e-ka-h
Origin: United Kingdom
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Northern Europe

Jessica is a traditionally feminine name with Hebrew roots, meaning "rich" or "God beholds". The name is derived from the Hebrew "yiskah" and has variations such as Iska, Jeska, Yessica, Jessika, Jess, Jessie, and Jesse. It is also the name of the daughter of Shylock in Shakespeare's play 'The Merchant of Venice'. The name Jessica's origin can be traced back to the Hebrew name Iscah, which means "to behold" or "foresight". In the Old Testament, Iscah was mentioned briefly as the niece of Abraham and the daughter of Haran. The name may have been an Anglicization of the biblical Iscah, which was rendered "Iesca" (Jeska) in the Matthew Bible version available in Shakespeare's day. The name Jessica gained popularity in the 16th century when it was used by Shakespeare in his play 'The Merchant of Venice'.

Jessica Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Jessica is currently #172 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Jessica is currently #79 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Jessica is currently #169 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Jessica is currently #79 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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Famous People Named Jessica

  • Jessica Alba: Jessica Alba is an American actress and businesswoman known for her roles in "Fantastic Four," "Sin City," and "Honey."
  • Jessica Chastain: Jessica Chastain is an American actress and producer known for her roles in "Zero Dark Thirty," "Interstellar," and "The Help."
  • Jessica Lange: Jessica Lange is an American actress known for her roles in "American Horror Story," "Tootsie," and "Blue Sky."
  • Jessica Biel: Jessica Biel is an American actress and producer known for her roles in "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "The Illusionist," and "7th Heaven."