English from Persian

Jessamine Origin and Meaning

The name Jessamine is girl's name of Persian origin meaning "jasmine".
Jessamine, a charming name occasionally heard in England, is just beginning to be appreciated in the U.S. as a possible successor to all the Jess names of the past. It's also spelled Jessamyn, as in Quaker novelist Jessamyn West, author of Friendly Persuasion--who started life with Jessamyn as her middle name.

Jessamine began to be used as a first name in Britain around 1900, along with other flower-related names. Yasmin and Yasmine are other Jasmine variations.

This would make a great choice as a namesake honoring a Jessica.

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Famous People Named Jessamine

  • (Ada) Jessamine ShumateAmerican artist and historian
  • Jessamine Cécile Marjorie Gordon Harmsworthdaughter of the 3rd Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair

Jessamine in Pop Culture

  • Jessamine Greencharacter in the "Milly,Molly,Mandy" series of children's books by Joyce Lankester Brisley.
  • Jessamine Wentworthone of 12 sisters in Heather Dixon's book "Entwined"
  • Jessamine Lovelacecharacter in "The Infernal Devices" series by Cassandra Clare
  • Miss Jessaminecharacter in "Jackanapes" (1879) by Juliana Ewing
  • Jessamine CountyKentucky
  • Empress Jessamine Kaldwincharacter in "Dishonored" the videogame
  • Jessamine Sagecharacter in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
  • Jessamine Cullencharacter in Stephenie Meyer's "Life and Death"
  • ‘Jessamine’song by The Casuals