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Gender: F Origin of Jessa: Short form of Jessica Jessa's Popularity in 2016: #679

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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Famous People Named Jessa

Jessa Lauren (Duggar) Seewald, American reality TV personality; 5th child of the Duggar family
Jessica Nicole "Jessa" Anderson, American Christian singer
Jessa Rhodes, American adult film actress
Jessa Furches, American singer of duo FurchesTwins
Jessa Crispin, American literary critic
Jessa Gamble, Anglo-Canadian author
Jessa Zaragoza (born Richelle Ann Loyola-Avanzado), Filipina singer

Pop Culture References for the name Jessa

Jessa Johansson, character on HBO's "Girls"