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Gender: M Meaning of Jesse: "gift" Origin of Jesse: Hebrew Jesse's Popularity in 2016: #174

King David's father turned 1980s cowboy, Jesse is now down in popularity, due to the long run of similar female names. The name is associated with a wide variety of bearers, from outlaw Jesse James to Olympic athlete Jesse Owens to activist Jesse Jackson to current actors Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Eisenberg.

Famous People Named Jesse

Jesse Owens, Olympic Athlete "Race"
Jesse Gordon Spencer, Australian Actor, Star of Chicago Fire
Jesse Lee Soffer, American Actor, Star of Chicago P.D.
Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr., American civil rights activist and politician
Jesse Woodson James, American outlaw
James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens, American four-time gold medal Olympic athlete
Jesse Louis Lasky, American movie producer
Jesse McCartney, American singer/actor
Jesse Adam Eisenberg, American actor
J. Wesley "Jesse" Williams, American actor
Jesse Eden Metcalfe, American actor
Jesse Bradford, American actor
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, American actor
Jesse Royal Carmichael, keyboardist with band Maroon 5
Jesse Ventura (born James George Janos), U.S. former governor of Minnesota, actor, author, naval veteran, and professional wrestler.
Jesse James, American TV personality and creator of motorcycles
Jesse Weaver Jr. aka Schoolly D, American rapper
Jesse Levine, American-Canadian tennis player
Jesse Huta Galung, Dutch tennis player
Jesse Alexander Helms, Jr., U.S. Senator from North Carolina
Jesse Moss, Canadian Actor
Jesse Lanier Cooper, son of actress Marianne Leone Cooper
Jesse James Wood, English Musician and son of Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood
Jesse Plemons, American actor
Jesse, Father of King David, "The Jesse Tree"
Jesse "Dr." Blum, American musician of band MisterWives
Jesse Lamont Martin (b. Watkins), American actor and singer
Jesse Jameson Ortiz (b. 2009), son of American actress Jenna Jameson

Pop Culture References for the name Jesse

Jesse Katsopolis, played by John Stamos in the 1980s/1990s sitcom "Full House"
Jesse Wallace, Ethan Hawke's character in "Before Sunrise" and sequel "Before Sunset"
Jesse Thierry, character in the novel "Out of the Easy"
Jesse Bruce Pinkman, character in the AMC tv series "Breaking Bad"
Jesse Swanson, character in the movie "Pitch Perfect"
Jesse St. James, character on the FOX tv show "Glee".
Jesse Fitzgerald, character in Jodi Picoult's novel "My Sister's Keeper"
Jesse Kinsella, character on television series "Hart of Dixie"
Jesse Custer, character in DC Universe's "Preacher"
Jesse, character from My Babysitter's a Vampire
"Celeste and Jesse Forever", 2012 American film
Jesse McKay, character in 1991 Nancy Drew novel "The Secret at Seven Rocks"
Jesse Aarons, character in the book "Bridge to Terabithia"
Jesse, character in the game "Minecraft Story Mode"
Jesse, character in the 2008 television series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"
Jesse, male nurse on "Code Black"
Jesse McCree, Character from the video game Overwatch

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