Gender: Female Meaning of Jessie: "wealthy" Origin of Jessie: Anglicized form of Teasagh or diminutive of Jessica Jessie's Popularity in 2018: #656

Jessie Origin and Meaning

The name Jessie is a girl's name of Hebrew, Scottish origin meaning "wealthy".

Jessie has never been used as much as Jennie/Jenny, partly because it's a boys’ name as well (spelled Jesse), but it does have a friendly and unpretentious pioneer feel. In Scotland, it's found as an Anglicized form of Teasagh, itself a form of Jean, and is used as a full name. And in the rest of the world, Jessie may be short for Jessica or used on its own.

Jessie Redmon Fauset was a novelist known for her involvement in the Harlem Renaissance.

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Rank in US: #656

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Kaylon O. Centres Says:


Woodrow Wilson had a daughter who was named Jessie.

EllaYu Says:


I actually like Jessie. I don't think we'd use it. But i like it.

SoDallas3 Says:


They described this name perfectly with the term "pioneer feel." Jessie is a sweet colonial, antique that fits into the current naming landscape. Especially with the popularity of Bonnie, Winnie etc. Jessie in modern times also tends to be the female spelling, while Jesse is reserved for the boys.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


This name is so cute!