Jessie Name Meaning & Origin

Jessie

Pronunciation: JEH-see (key)

Origin of the name Jessie:

Originated as a pet form of the names Janet and Jean (God is gracious). Now, however, it is more commonly used as a feminine form of Jesse, which is derived from the Hebrew yīshai (gift).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Jessie: | Edit

I always liked Jesse on a boy, but Jessie on a girl? Not so much. It sounds so incomplete to me. Why not name her Jessica, Jessa, Jessamine etc. and call her Jessie? I'm normally a big fan of naming your kid what you'll actually call him or her (I'd name my baby Jake, Lily or Max instead of Jacob, Lillian or Maxwell) so this is really an exception here.

Personal experiences with the name Jessie: | Edit

I was named for a male Jesse, but given the feminine spelling. My mother's name is Jean, so I consider myself named after her as well. It really irritates me when people assume my name is Jessica. I really like my name, it is unique enough without being considered outrageous and popular without being too trendy. Good thing I like it, I was going to be a Jesse/Jessie regardless of gender!

My little sister, Jessica Isabelle, is known as Jessie.

I love my name Jessie, it's a strong name and I feel like it fits my personality perfectly. I am always asked if it's short for Jessica and I have to say no, but I like it, I think it's much more unique than Jessica. Thanks for my name mom!

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Famous real-life people named Jessie: | Edit

Jessie Mclaughlin - Rhett Mclaughlin's wife

Jessie in song, story & screen: | Edit

Madonna - Dear Jessie
Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl, "Toy Story 2"
Jessie Prescott, "Jessie"
Jesse by Carly Simon

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