Jesse: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Jesse

Jesse

Pronunciation: JEH-see (key)

Origin of the name Jesse:

Derived from the Hebrew Yishai, which is from yīshai (gift, wealth). Var: Jessee. Short: Jess.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Jess, Jessie

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Comments and insights on the name Jesse: | Edit

Jesse and Jessie are used as nicknames in United States and Mexico for males named Jesus.

I think the name Jesse is incredibly beautiful for a boy. It just sounds wonderfully sensitive yet strong. Gorgeous name.

Personal experiences with the name Jesse: | Edit

My boyfriend's name is Jesse (I call him Jess). I think Jesse is a great name, but he doesn't like it. He's constantly getting asked "What is it short for?" and "Isn't that a girl's name?" My three-year-old nephew calls him 'Dessy'.

My 2 year old son is named Jesse (after Jesse Mcartney) he also has brothers named Carter & Aaran after aaron carter lol

Nicknames for Jesse: | Edit

Jess
J (or Jay)

Meanings and history of the name Jesse: | Edit

Jesse is a very old biblical name

"Jesse" means Gift

Famous real-life people named Jesse: | Edit

Jesse Owens, American athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Jesse McCartney - American singer/actor
Jesse Eisenberg - American actor
Jesse Williams - American actor
Jesse Metcalfe - American actor
Jesse Bradford - American actor
Jesse Tyler Ferguson - American actor
Jesse Spencer- American actor
Jesse Becker - Gift Giver

Jesse in song, story & screen: | Edit

Uncle Jesse from "The Dukes of Hazzard"
Uncle Jesse Katsopoulos from the TV show "Full House"
Jesse Tuck from the novel Tuck Everlasting
Jesse from "Free Willy"
Jesse Pinkman from "Breaking Bad"

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