Jessie: unisex baby name meaning and popularity


For girls, it's a diminutive of Jessica - a name invented by Shakespeare (yes, really!) and likely based on the Hebrew name Jescha, meaning "to behold." For boys, it's a spelling variation of Jesse, a Hebrew name meaning "gift." But since your little Jessie will be both a gift and a wonderful sight to behold, either meaning works!



Famous people named Jessie:

Singers Jessie Baylin, Jessie Ware, Jessie James Decker, and Jessie J (born Jessica Ellen Cornish); pro wrestler Jessie Godderz (a.k.a. Mr. Pec-tacular); actresses Jessie Mueller, Jessie Wallace, Jessie Cave, and Jessie Matthews; daughter of Sean "Diddy" Combs, Jessie James Combs.

Fun fact:

There is a Joshua Kadison song called "Jessie, Paint a Picture."

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