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Jesse Name Popularity

How popular is the name Jesse? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 60 544 0.1545%
1911 73 558 0.1498%
1912 74 1,071 0.2124%
1913 79 1,180 0.2081%
1914 84 1,423 0.2042%
1915 77 2,091 0.2301%
1916 77 2,204 0.2282%
1917 79 2,186 0.2185%
1918 79 2,417 0.2252%
1919 77 2,335 0.223%
1920 79 2,397 0.2156%
1921 77 2,465 0.2153%
1922 81 2,382 0.2138%
1923 83 2,370 0.2116%
1924 87 2,269 0.1954%
1925 85 2,356 0.2084%
1926 87 2,271 0.2065%
1927 89 2,299 0.2077%
1928 92 2,141 0.2001%
1929 94 2,007 0.1938%
1930 95 2,006 0.192%
1931 97 1,882 0.1907%
1932 99 1,835 0.1857%
1933 101 1,770 0.19%
1934 101 1,835 0.1898%
1935 104 1,830 0.1883%
1936 105 1,795 0.1863%
1937 102 1,837 0.1864%
1938 107 1,888 0.1844%
1939 98 1,986 0.1952%
1940 93 2,187 0.2058%
1941 99 2,163 0.1922%
1942 100 2,363 0.1871%
1943 105 2,404 0.1841%
1944 104 2,281 0.184%
1945 108 2,150 0.1763%
1946 108 2,451 0.1661%
1947 107 2,731 0.1636%
1948 108 2,683 0.1681%
1949 110 2,680 0.1666%
1950 114 2,591 0.1609%
1951 114 2,651 0.1564%
1952 112 2,711 0.1553%
1953 115 2,798 0.1581%
1954 119 2,742 0.15%
1955 122 2,761 0.1501%
1956 126 2,612 0.1383%
1957 133 2,713 0.141%
1958 142 2,472 0.1308%
1959 143 2,408 0.1267%
1960 150 2,355 0.1243%
1961 150 2,291 0.1214%
1962 149 2,265 0.1234%
1963 148 2,216 0.1235%
1964 150 2,174 0.1235%
1965 139 2,202 0.1347%
1966 131 2,305 0.1476%
1967 135 2,177 0.1435%
1968 134 2,131 0.1419%
1969 128 2,372 0.154%
1970 119 2,770 0.1741%
1971 106 3,005 0.2%
1972 88 3,227 0.2369%
1973 75 3,448 0.266%
1974 67 4,105 0.3158%
1975 64 4,435 0.3451%
1976 55 5,304 0.4115%
1977 55 5,820 0.4318%
1978 51 6,109 0.4544%
1979 50 6,685 0.4741%
1980 45 8,381 0.5732%
1981 37 10,451 0.711%
1982 43 9,505 0.6361%
1983 46 8,468 0.5738%
1984 50 7,606 0.5113%
1985 51 8,217 0.5414%
1986 48 8,541 0.5658%
1987 55 7,981 0.523%
1988 55 7,908 0.5075%
1989 50 8,855 0.5487%
1990 48 8,982 0.5419%
1991 51 8,365 0.5132%
1992 50 8,560 0.5363%
1993 48 8,262 0.5299%
1994 45 8,682 0.5657%
1995 46 7,493 0.4972%
1996 51 7,075 0.4725%
1997 63 5,917 0.4001%
1998 70 5,440 0.3635%
1999 82 5,003 0.3341%
2000 90 4,483 0.2935%
2001 90 4,216 0.2798%
2002 90 4,430 0.2956%
2003 94 4,595 0.302%
2004 94 4,752 0.3118%
2005 89 4,744 0.3103%
2006 102 4,365 0.2788%
2007 107 4,122 0.2613%
2008 110 3,945 0.2552%
2009 112 3,673 0.2457%
2010 124 3,270 0.2269%
2011 141 2,951 0.2071%
2012 151 2,681 0.1881%
2013 157 2,549 0.179%
2014 173 2,437 0.1673%
2015 178 2,332 0.1603%
2016 175 2,282 0.1583%
2017 186 2,066 0.148%
2018 187 2,104 0.1531%
2019 200 1,927 0.1423%

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Data via SSA.gov.


Names Like Jesse

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What names are diminutives of Jesse?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Jesse sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Jesse, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Jess

The Lord exists

Hebrew


What names are variants of Jesse?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Jesse.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Jesiah

The Lord exists

Hebrew

Jess

The Lord exists

Hebrew

Jessey

The Lord exists

Hebrew

Jessie

The Lord exists

Hebrew

Jessy

The Lord exists

Hebrew

Yishai

The Lord exists

Hebrew


What names sound like Jesse?

If you like how Jesse sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Jesse.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Jase

To heal

American

Joss

A member of the Germanic tribe, the Gauts

German

Josue

God is salvation

Spanish


What names are similar to Jesse?

Find a name that’s like Jesse, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Jessamine

English


Lists With Jesse

Find inspiration in these baby boy name lists featuring the name Jesse.


Siblings of Jesse

Mamas with kids named Jesse also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Sierra

Saw

Spanish

Preston

Priest's town

English

Evelyn

Desired one

English

Samuel

Name of God

Hebrew

9 Comments

  1. I’ve always loved the name.

  2. We picked this name because it means Gift. When we first found out about our little one we were very thankful. It was also a name we had picked out for a long time because we both enjoyed the name. It is a gender neutral name that could be used on our first born. Jessie for a girl or Jesse for a boy.

  3. It had significance for our family. But after telling a few people about it, I learned that Jesse means “gift.” And I like the connotation that Jesse was the father of King David. The biblical name with a foundational context was really appealing.

  4. My husband is Jewish English and therefore we chose a biblical name Jesse. Jesse was the father of David in the bible and in the hebrew it means God’s gift and miracle .

    What I like aboit the name is its short and easy to spell for most people. Also it’s fitting for our last name.

  5. He got his name from his grandpas , I love the name Jesse it’s very manly and perfect for my lil boy.

  6. A blessing

  7. We chose it because It is a family name !

    • Jesse is the best name ever. My mom gifted it to me! I am not rich but i sure am wealthy!

  8. Named after his late gpa in besides he looks like a jesse I love it…


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