What is the meaning of the name Jessica?

The name Jessica is primarily a female name of Hebrew origin that means God Beholds.

The name was invented by Shakespeare for the daughter of a Jewish merchant in "The Merchant of Venice." He probably derived it from Iscah (Yiskah), the name of a daughter of Haran from the Book of Genesis in the Bible. 

Jessica ranked #1 or #2 in the United States from 1981 to 1997 and left the top 20 in 2004. In England & Wales it stayed in the top 5 from 2000 to 2008, its peak reaching #1 in 2005.

Famous Jessicas include: actress Jessica Biel, singer Jessica Simpson, actress Jessica Alba, actress Jessica Lange, and actress Jessica Tandy.

Different Spellings of the name Jessica:

Jessika, Jyssica, Jesyka, Jessycah

People who like the name Jessica also like:

Isabella, Emma, Olivia, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Emily, Hannah, Ethan, Jacob, Joshua, Matthew, Benjamin, William, Daniel

Names like Jessica:

Joykiss, Jaya, Juji, Josh, Joash, Jayesh, Jax, Jachai, Jesus, Ji-Yu, Joie, Jui, Joss, Jaycee, Jacey, Jie, Jag, Jaxie, Jo, Jacek, Jessie, Jose, Joyce, Jae, Jecca, Jessia, Joshua, Josiah, Jakai, Jacquez

Stats for the Name Jessica

checkmark Jessica is currently #77 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Jessica is currently #553 in U.S. births

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Jessica - Adam Green
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The Jessica Numbers - The New Pornographers
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