Gender: Female Pronunciation: JESS-ah-min Meaning of Jessamine: "jasmine" Origin of Jessamine: English from Persian

Jessamine Origin and Meaning

The name Jessamine is a girl's name of Persian origin meaning "jasmine".

Jessamine, a charming name occasionally heard in England, is just beginning to be appreciated in the U.S. as a possible successor to all the Jess names of the past. It's also spelled Jessamyn, as in Quaker novelist Jessamyn West, author of Friendly Persuasion--who started life with Jessamyn as her middle name.

Jessamine began to be used as a first name in Britain around 1900, along with other flower-related names. Yasmin and Yasmine are other Jasmine variations.

This would make a great choice as a namesake honoring a Jessica.

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QueenieGuldbaek Says:


I could see this name becoming very popular in the 2080s among parents wanting to honor great-grandma Jessica.

Daiseymae Says:


I have liked this name for over 10 years. I thinks it is sweet and pretty sounding.

bordercollie Says:


Jessamine is sassy, charming, and vibrant, and I really like Jess as a nn

Lizzy Lou Says:


They have one named Jessa but she's not a Jessamine. I hate that I know this. lol.

lillismonica Says:


Love the beautiful 1960's song 'jesamine' by the casuals. Real hippie type group. That's how I heard the name. "what am I supposed to do with a girl like jessamine? She's so far away, but she makes my life complete....' and 'when jesamine goes, a part of me knows I'm not really living, a butterfly child, so free and so wild, and so full of living..'' on YouTube. Gorgeous.

yourlocaldumpster Says:


Jessamine Lovelace ((:

snowsbeloved Says:


Love Minnie!

ashbee Says:


Or Mina :)

Jinxgirl Says:


I prefer just Jessa or Jessica even, but Jessamine is okay. It sounds too old fashioned to use the whole thing

Bobcat108 Says:


Jessamyn West was an American writer of the 20th century; most of her books were set in Quaker Indiana. For me the name Jessamyn is sweetly old-fashioned.

headintheclouds Says:


Jessamine is a very prim and proper "neat" name, in my opinion. Also has a touch of whimsy to it, and would make a great character name for a children's picture book. It's nice that it has elements of familiar sounds to it, but is still a unique name. Jess, Jessa, Jessie, Sam, Minnie, Min- the nickname options abound.

Objectively, it's a great name, but personally and irrationally, I think it sounds like a spoiled little girl name from a vintage 19th century novel, like Lavinia, which is why it's not exactly a favorite of mine.

rie Says:


A more unlikely nn (besides Jess, Jessie, Jessa) could be Sam/Sami, or Minnie.

Tea_Rom Says:


In the US there is a popular show called 19 Kids and Counting... it's a controversial show about a family with the last name Duggar. I'm not sure why the show is so popular but all the names of the children sound alike with a J- begining. I don't know if any of the children are named Jessamine but it sounds like a perfectly Duggar kind-of name. For this reason I could never use it, not that I have an opinion on the Duggar's lifestyle (I've never even watched it!) but due to the popularity of the show most J- names are now off putting.

SimoneKadele Says:


I love this and hope to use it someday.

indiefendi2 Says:


sounds smushed to me. Jessa or Jasmine, pick.

Saffron_Rice Says:


It sounds twee and soppy to me - but I love Jasmine.

Shishi Says:


I wasn't sure of this name before, but Cassandra Clare made me love it. It gives me the feels every time I hear it.

TheClockworkPrincess Says:


“Life is full of risks. Death is much simpler.”
Sorry I had to quote Cassandra Clare! Jessamine was one of my favorite characters in her series.

Candler Says:


don't care for it, not sure why.