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Jessica Origin and Meaning

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

When Jennifer was ready to give up her throne, her crown was passed to Jessica, who reigned for not one but two decades; Jessica was the top name of both the 1980's and 90's, never sounding quite as trendy as its predecessor, maybe because of its classic Shakespearean pedigree. Jessica has declined a bit in popularity but is still a popular choice.

Jessica seems to have been coined by Shakespeare for the character of Shylock's daughter in The Merchant of Venice, possibly as a form of a biblical name. There are several attractive Jessicas on the scene today, including Jessica Lange, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Jessica Simpson, and Jessica Chastain.

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Famous People Named Jessica

  • Jessica Marie AlbaAmerican actress
  • Jessica Claire BielAmerican actress
  • Jessica Michelle ChastainAmerican actress
  • Jessica Danielle AndrewsAmerican singer/songwriter
  • Jessica Karen SzohrAmerican actress
  • Jessica Louise OrigliassoAmerican singer
  • Jessica Ann SimpsonAmerican singer
  • Jessica Alice TandyEnglish,American actress
  • Jessica Phyllis LangeAmerican actress
  • Jessica Brooke CapshawAmerican actress
  • Jessica Hilda MauboyAustralian pop singer
  • Jessica Elizabeth SanchezAmerican pop singer
  • Jessica Leigh StroupAmerican actress
  • Jessica Louise "Jesy" Nelsonsinger of British girl group Little Mix
  • Jessica EnnisHill, English Olympic heptathlete
  • Jessica OlieCEO of This is Olie
  • Sarah Jessica ParkerAmerican actress
  • Jessica PimentelAmerican actress
  • Jessica Grace Hansonsister of the Hanson brothers
  • Jessica LecciaAmerican actress
  • Jessica Rose BrownFindlay, English actress
  • Jessica Sue DavisAmerican actress; twin brother Jesse Davis
  • Jessica Lily "Jessie" Bridgesdaughter of actor Jeff Bridges
  • Jessica Isabel Rowling Arantesdaughter of novelist J.K. Rowling
  • Jessica Suzanne LowndesAmerican actress
  • Jessica JungKorean,American singer, actress, businesswoman and former member of South Korean girl group Girls' Generation
  • Jessica SulaWelsh actress starring in ABC Family's "Recovery Road"
  • Jessica MitfordEnglish author
  • Jessica Jean (Schafer) SkubeAmerican family vlogger known as "Jesssfam"
  • Jessica "Settie" GeeAmerican YouTuber of The Bucket List Family
  • Jessica Jane Willisfirst child in family band The Willis Clan
  • Jessica "Jess" Stout aka AphmauAmerican YouTuber
  • Jessica OttBest Friend of YouTuber Jordan Frye
  • Jessica "Jess" Bauer ConteYouTuber
  • Jessica Wesson(born 1982) retired American Actress
  • Jessica Morris (b. 1979) American actress
  • Jessica Canseco (b. 1972) former wife of Jose Canseco
  • Jessica Ashley (b. 1989) model & Playboy Playmate for June 2014
  • Jessica Burciaga (b. 1983) American model & Playboy Playmate
  • Jessica Pare (b. 1980) Canadian actress
  • Jessica Marie McDonaldAmerican soccer player

Jessica in Pop Culture

  • Jessica Jonesmain character on Marvel's show of the same name
  • Jessica Drew aka Spiderwomancharacter in Marvel comics
  • Jessicacharacter in Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice"
  • Jessica Fletchermain character on TV's "Murder, She Wrote"
  • Jessica Rabbitcharacter in movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
  • Jessica Moorecharacter on TV's "Supernatural"
  • Jessica Darlingmain character in the Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty
  • Jessica Goldmancharacter in Kenneth Lonergan's "This Is Our Youth"
  • Jessica "Jess" Daymain character on TV's "New Girl"
  • Jessica "Jessie" Prescottcharacter on TV's "Jessie"
  • Jessica Glittercharacter on TV's "How I Met Your Mother"
  • Jessica "Jessi" Ramsaycharacter in the "Baby,Sitters Club" series
  • Jessica Sherawatcharacter in video game "Resident Evil: Revelations"
  • Jessica Dauntcharacter in "Tiburon" (1935) by Kylie Tennant
  • Jessica "Jess" Delaneycharacter in the "Mother,Daughter Book Club" series by Heather Vogel Frederick
  • Jessica Wakefieldcharacter in the "Sweet Valley High" book series
  • Jessica Ellischaracter on TV's "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody," twin sister Janice Ellis
  • Jessica Hambycharacter on TV's "True Blood"
  • Jessica Lourdes Pearsoncharacter on TV's "Suits"
  • Jessica Davischaracter in "Thirteen Reasons Why"
  • Amelia "Amy " Jessica Pondcharacter on TV's "Doctor Who"
  • Jessica "Jess" character on TV's "Misfits"
  • Jessica DiLaurentisAlison Dilaurentis' mother in "Pretty Little Liars"
  • Jessica "Jess"character in video game "Until Dawn"
  • Jessica Danforthcharacter on TV's "Arrow"
  • Jessica Alkirkfrom Lunar the Silver Star and its remakes
  • Jessica Albertcharacter in video game 'Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King'
  • Jessica Rileycharacter in film "Crazy, Stupid, Love"
  • Jessicacharacter in "Rick and Morty"
  • "Jessica" song by the Allman Brothers
  • "Jessica" song by Regina Spektor
  • "Let's Scare Jessica to Death" 1971 horror movie
  • Jessica Cruz(aka Green Lantern), character in the DC Universe
  • Jessica Lovejoya minor one,shot character from "The Simpsons"
  • Jessica Hunterone of Mackenzie Hollister’s best friends and antagonist of “Dork Diaries”.

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