Jessamy Name Meaning & Origin

Jessamy

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Related Names:

Jessamine

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My name is Jessemy. See my comments under Jessamine for potential nicknames and my experience!

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Jessa, Amy, Jess, Jessi

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We thought we made up this name (a shortened version of Jessamine, but spelled Jessamyn, like the author of the same name). However, I found a novel in which it was used as a derogatory term, Like "sissy", dating from the early 1800's. If true, probably why the name died out in popularity. Few girls are named Sissy now, for the same reason.

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"Jessamy (1967) by Barbara Sleigh is a children's book that sheds light on English life during World War I through a time slip narrative." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessamy)

Eight-year-old Jessamy is the main character Helen Oyeyemi's first novel, The Icarus Girl. (http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/17/books/review/17DOWNER.html?_r=0)

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