The name Jessa is a girl's name of Hebrew origin. Jessa is ranked #879 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Beautiful Bohemian Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven / Hell / Purgatory Girls".
From the experts:
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.