The name Jessie is a girl's name of Hebrew, Scottish origin meaning "wealthy". Jessie is ranked #657 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Cowgirl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".
From the experts:
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.