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Gender: F Origin of Jess: Short form of Jessica

Unlike Bess or Tess, rarely used on its own.

Famous People Named Jess

Jessica "Jess" Weixler, American actress
Jess Walton, American actress
Jess Klein, American singer-songwriter
Christina K. "Jess" Hartley, American novelist
Jess von der Ahe, American artist
Jessica Jean "Jess" (Schafer) Skube, American family vlogger known as "Jesssfam"
Jessica "Jess" Stout aka Aphmau, American YouTuber

Pop Culture References for the name Jess

Jessica "Jess" Day, Zooey Deschanel's character on TV's "New Girl"
Jessica "Jess" Delaney, character in "The Mother-Daughter Book Club" by Heather Vogel Frederick
Jess Akiko McConnell, 2006 American Girl of the Year doll
Jessica "Jess" Moore, character from CW's "Supernatural"