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Gender: Female Meaning of Jessie: "wealthy" Origin of Jessie: Anglicized form of Teasagh or diminutive of Jessica Jessie's Popularity in 2017: #657

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 "Drop Your Favorite: GIRLS!".

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.

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Famous People Named Jessie

Jessica Rose "Jessie" James Decker, American country music singer
Jessie J, stage name of Jessica Ellen Cornish, English singer
Jessie Baylin (born Jessica Baldassarre), American singer-songwriter
Jessica Lily "Jessie" Bridges, daughter of actor Jeff Bridges
Jessica Ruth "Jessie" Mueller, American actress
Jessie Mary Grey Street, Australian feminist, labour and social advocate
Karen Jane "Jessie" Wallace, English actress
Jessie Margaret Matthews, English actress
Jessie Redmon Fauset, American novelist and editor
Jessie Royce Landis, American actress
Jessica Lois "Jessie" Ware, English singer-songwriter
Jessie Rogers, Brazilian-American adult film actress
Jessica Alice 'Jessie' Cave, English actress
Jessie James Combs (b. 2006), daughter of Sean " Diddy" Combs

Pop Culture References for the name Jessie

Jessie Prescott, main character on TV's "Jessie"
Jessica "Jessie" Alden, character in the "Boxcar Children" series
Jessie the Cowgirl, character in Disney Pixar's "Toy Story" series
Jessie, character in book/movie "A Little Princess"
Jessie Barnes, character in movie "Alaska"
Jessie Jackson, character on British soap "Coronation Street"
Jessie Deighan, character in movie "Cliffhanger"
Jessie Bill, main character in "Gerald's Game" by Stephen King
Jessie, character in film "Wrong Turn"
Jessie Cates, a main character in play "'night, Mother" by Marsha Norman
Jessie the Lyrics Fairy, character in "Rainbow Magic" book series
Jessie McCarney, character in video game "Dead Rising"
Jessie, member of Team Rocket in video game and anime Pokemon
"Dear Jessie," song by Madonna
"Jessie, Paint a Picture," song by Joshua Kadison

Jessy, Jessa, Jesse, Jessi, Jessye, Jessee, Jessey, Jess


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!