Jess Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Jessica:
Of uncertain derivation and meaning, Jessica might be an elaboration of Jessie, which was originally a pet form of Janet and Jean. Alternatively, it can be interpreted as an elaborated feminine form of Jesse, which is derived from the Hebrew yīshai (gift).
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Jess Collins, simply known as Jess, was an American visual artist.
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