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Gender: Female Origin of Jessica: English, meaning unknown Jessica's Popularity in 2017: #248

The name Jessica is a girl's name of Hebrew origin. Jessica is ranked #248 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Classic Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "A Duggarlike Game: With a twist!".

From the experts:

When Jennifer was ready to give up her throne, her crown was passed to Jessica, who reigned for not one but two decades; Jessica was the top name of both the 1980's and 90's, never sounding quite as trendy as its predecessor, maybe because of its classic Shakespearean pedigree. Jessica has declined a bit in popularity but is still a popular choice.

Jessica seems to have been coined by Shakespeare for the character of Shylock's daughter in The Merchant of Venice, possibly as a form of a biblical name. There are several attractive Jessicas on the scene today, including Jessica Lange, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Jessica Simpson, and Jessica Chastain.

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Famous People Named Jessica

Jessica Marie Alba, American actress
Jessica Claire Biel, American actress
Jessica Michelle Chastain, American actress
Jessica Danielle Andrews, American singer/songwriter
Jessica Karen Szohr, American actress
Jessica Louise Origliasso, American singer
Jessica Ann Simpson, American singer
Jessica Alice Tandy, English-American actress
Jessica Phyllis Lange, American actress
Jessica Brooke Capshaw, American actress
Jessica Hilda Mauboy, Australian pop singer
Jessica Elizabeth Sanchez, American pop singer
Jessica Leigh Stroup, American actress
Jessica Louise "Jesy" Nelson, singer of British girl group Little Mix
Jessica Ennis-Hill, English Olympic heptathlete
Sarah Jessica Parker, American actress
Jessica Pimentel, American actress
Jessica Grace Hanson, sister of the Hanson brothers
Jessica Leccia, American actress
Jessica Rose Brown-Findlay, English actress
Jessica Sue Davis, American actress; twin brother Jesse Davis
Jessica Lily "Jessie" Bridges, daughter of actor Jeff Bridges
Jessica Isabel Rowling Arantes, daughter of novelist J.K. Rowling
Jessica Suzanne Lowndes, American actress
Jessica Jung, Korean-American singer, actress, businesswoman and former member of South Korean girl group Girls' Generation
Jessica Sula, Welsh actress starring in ABC Family's "Recovery Road"
Jessica Mitford, English author
Jessica Jean (Schafer) Skube, American family vlogger known as "Jesssfam"
Jessica "Settie" Gee, American YouTuber of The Bucket List Family
Jessica Jane Willis, first child in family band The Willis Clan
Jessica "Jess" Stout aka Aphmau, American YouTuber
Jessica Ott, Best Friend of YouTuber Jordan Frye
Jessica "Jess" Bauer Conte, YouTuber

Pop Culture References for the name Jessica

Jessica Jones, main character on Marvel's show of the same name
Jessica Drew aka Spiderwoman, character in Marvel comics
Jessica, character in Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice"
Jessica Fletcher, main character on TV's "Murder, She Wrote"
Jessica Rabbit, character in movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
Jessica Moore, character on TV's "Supernatural"
Jessica Darling, main character in the Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty
Jessica Goldman, character in Kenneth Lonergan's "This Is Our Youth"
Jessica "Jess" Day, main character on TV's "New Girl"
Jessica "Jessie" Prescott, character on TV's "Jessie"
Jessica Glitter, character on TV's "How I Met Your Mother"
Jessica "Jessi" Ramsay, character in the "Baby-Sitters Club" series
Jessica Sherawat, character in video game "Resident Evil: Revelations"
Jessica Daunt, character in "Tiburon" (1935) by Kylie Tennant
Jessica "Jess" Delaney, character in the "Mother-Daughter Book Club" series by Heather Vogel Frederick
Jessica Wakefield, character in the "Sweet Valley High" book series
Jessica Ellis, character on TV's "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody," twin sister Janice Ellis
Jessica Hamby, character on TV's "True Blood"
Jessica Lourdes Pearson, character on TV's "Suits"
Jessica Davis, character in "Thirteen Reasons Why"
Amelia "Amy " Jessica Pond, character on TV's "Doctor Who"
Jessica "Jess," character on TV's "Misfits"
Jessica DiLaurentis, Alison Dilaurentis' mother in "Pretty Little Liars"
Jessica "Jess", character in video game "Until Dawn"
Jessica Danforth, character on TV's "Arrow"
Jessica Alkirk, from Lunar the Silver Star and its remakes
Jessica Albert, character in video game 'Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King'
Jessica Riley, character in film "Crazy, Stupid, Love"
Jessica, character in "Rick and Morty"
"Jessica," song by the Allman Brothers
"Jessica," song by Regina Spektor
"Let's Scare Jessica to Death," 1971 horror movie
Jessica Cruz, (aka Green Lantern), character in the DC Universe
Jessica Lovejoy, a minor one-shot character from "The Simpsons"

Jessica's International Variations

Janka (Hungarian) Iekika (Hawaiian) Gessica (Italian)