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Gender: F Pronunciation: JESS-ah-min Origin of Jessamine: Earlier spelling of flower name Jasmine, Persian

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.

Famous People Named Jessamine

(Ada) Jessamine Shumate, American artist and historian

Pop Culture References for the name Jessamine

Jessamine Green, character in the "Milly-Molly-Mandy" series of children's books by Joyce Lankester Brisley.
Jessamine Wentworth, one of 12 sisters in Heather Dixon's book "Entwined"
Jessamine Lovelace, character in "The Infernal Devices" series by Cassandra Clare
Miss Jessamine, character in "Jackanapes" (1879) by Juliana Ewing
Jessamine County, Kentucky
Empress Jessamine Kaldwin, character in "Dishonored" the videogame
Jessamine Sage, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
Jessamine Cullen, character in Stephenie Meyer's "Life and Death"
"jesamine' is a 1960's pop song by the group 'the casuals'

Jessamy, Jessamyn