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

The name Jessamine is a girl's name of Persian origin. Jessamine and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose... Name Game- GIRLS".

From the experts:

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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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"
Jessamine’, song by The Casuals

Jessamy, Jessamyn


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.