Short form of Jessica

Jessa Origin and Meaning

The name Jessa is a girl's name of Hebrew origin.

Once rare, this streamlined form of Jessica has been boosted by two very different television figures: the Jemima Kirke character on HBO series Girls, and reality television daughter Jessa Duggar.

Jessa is far less familiar than former favorite Jessica, a name now solidly in mom-name territory in the US. And yet, it might be too soon for Jessa to feel fresh. Jessamy or Jessamine might be more promising alternatives.

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Jessa Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

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Famous People Named Jessa

  • Jessa Lauren (Duggar) SeewaldAmerican reality TV personality; 5th child of the Duggar family
  • Jessica Nicole "Jessa" AndersonAmerican Christian singer
  • Jessa RhodesAmerican adult film actress
  • Jessa FurchesAmerican singer of duo FurchesTwins
  • Jessa CrispinAmerican literary critic
  • Jessa GambleEnglish,Canadian author
  • Jessa Zaragoza (born Richelle Ann LoyolaAvanzado), Filipina singer

Jessa in Pop Culture

  • Jessa Johanssoncharacter on HBO's "Girls"

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