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Jessica

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Updated: Jul 10, 2024 | 👁️ 54 Views | 🔊 16 Pronunciations | 💬 1 Comments
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Gender: Female

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Warrior, He Beholds, Rich

Pronunciation: JESS-i-kuh, ˈdʒɛsɪkə, JH EH S IH K AH

Popularity Rank: #86

On this page:

  • 1. Jessica Meaning
  • 2. Jessica Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Jessica
  • 4. Translations of Jessica
  • 5. Jessica Name Popularity
  • 6. Jessica popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Jessica
  • 8. Latest News about Jessica
  • 9. Nicknames for Jessica
  • 10. Jessica Name Poster
  • 11. Names similar to Jessica

Jessica Meaning

Jessica is believed to have originated from the Hebrew name Yiskah, which means 'foresight' or 'to behold'. It became popular after Shakespeare used it for the character of Shylock's daughter in 'The Merchant of Venice'.

Jessica also means "Warrior, He Beholds, Rich, God's Grace, God Sees, Foresighted, Wealthy".

Jessica is commonly found in United States of America, Italy, France, and 96 more countries.

Jessica Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: JESS-i-kuh

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): ˈdʒɛsɪkə

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: JH EH S IH K AH

JH: Pronounce as in "joke" (JH OW K)

EH: Pronounce as in "red" (R EH D)

S: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

IH: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

K: Pronounce as in "cat" (K AE T)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Jessica

Jessica Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Jessica is recorded 357,019 times globally, ranking it as the 86th most common name worldwide.

Jessica is most prevalent in United States of America, with 94,468 occurrences, making it the 18th most popular name in the country.

In United States of America, the name Jessica is found among 1 in every 19 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Jessica Popularity by Country

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CountryRankFrequency
United States of America#181 : 19
Italy#1341 : 23
France#1571 : 58
United Kingdom#1041 : 26
Colombia#1681 : 78
Brazil#591 : 53
Chile#821 : 43
Mexico#1641 : 66
Germany#851 : 31
Peru#911 : 86
Spain#1981 : 66
Canada#191 : 38
South Africa#2331 : 349
Netherlands#1661 : 68
Nigeria#3161 : 272
Belgium#1091 : 74
Malaysia#2981 : 547
Sweden#531 : 30
Hong Kong#1111 : 134
Costa Rica#641 : 45
Switzerland#681 : 78
Portugal#1581 : 71
Singapore#1351 : 266
Uruguay#1651 : 60
Ireland#1681 : 50
Bolivia#2941 : 197
China#311 : 103
Panama#1711 : 171
Guatemala#2481 : 200
Finland#2701 : 125
Argentina#4321 : 247
Austria#2281 : 125
Saudi Arabia#3,4631 : 3,485
Lebanon#3371 : 247
Philippines#851 : 305
Taiwan#351 : 298
Mauritius#1301 : 167
Egypt#4,0361 : 3,199
Ecuador#601 : 93
United Arab Emirates#1,2871 : 1,597
Cameroon#4891 : 695
Ghana#3061 : 358
Kuwait#8781 : 1,379
Luxembourg#381 : 80
Poland#3901 : 188
Macao#741 : 272
Israel#1,7721 : 864
Jamaica#1591 : 235
Morocco#3,4571 : 3,375
Oman#1,9801 : 2,277
Palestine#1,9911 : 1,225
Qatar#1,1171 : 1,752
Puerto Rico#731 : 105
Namibia#1421 : 511
Malta#581 : 94
Angola#1551 : 979
Syrian Arab Republic#3,1861 : 2,523
Denmark#4071 : 438
Algeria#5,1851 : 7,433
Russia#2,9011 : 2,407
Japan#3731 : 542
Turkey#5,4441 : 6,623
India#4,0081 : 5,711
Norway#4641 : 535
Bahrain#1,1421 : 1,972
Iran#1,8941 : 1,337
Czechia#6771 : 548
Tunisia#4,1041 : 4,929
Botswana#3061 : 849
Iraq#12,6411 : 15,191
Bangladesh#4,9671 : 6,511
Jordan#3,8371 : 4,883
Indonesia#3241 : 906
Brunei Darussalam#4711 : 1,882
Greece#1,8041 : 2,231
Sudan#16,5321 : 36,322
Libya#8,5111 : 17,504
Hungary#7971 : 1,367
Albania#2,1481 : 2,140
Bulgaria#2,1481 : 1,843
Croatia#1,3501 : 1,528

List of countries the name Jessica is rarely found

Jessica popularity in U.S.

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This chart displays the ranking of the name Jessica from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Jessica

📰 Latest News about Jessica

Stay updated with the most recent news about Jessica. Read on to catch up with Jessica's latest headlines

Last Updated: May 26, 2024 05:31 AM (GMT + 5.30)

  • See 20 Fashionable Throwback Photos of Sarah Jessica Parker on the Sex and the City Set - PEOPLE
    Source: PEOPLE | Published on: May 25, 2024
  • NCIS Season 21 Already Gave Us The Perfect Jessica Knight Replacement - Screen Rant
    Source: Screen Rant | Published on: May 25, 2024
  • ‘The Great Lillian Hall’ Review: Jessica Lange Is Superb as an Actress With Early Dementia in a Lovely Valentine to Theater - Hollywood Reporter
    Source: Hollywood Reporter | Published on: May 24, 2024
  • Jessica Lange to Play Didion in 'Year of Magical Thinking' - Vulture
    Source: Vulture | Published on: May 24, 2024
  • Jessica M. Sowers | Obituaries | bryantimes.com - The Bryan Times
    Source: The Bryan Times | Published on: May 24, 2024
  • 'The View' censors Jessica Lange's candid description of new character - Entertainment Weekly News
    Source: Entertainment Weekly News | Published on: May 23, 2024
  • World No. 5 Jessica Pegula withdraws from Roland Garros, playing it "super safe with recovery" - Tennis Magazine
    Source: Tennis Magazine | Published on: May 23, 2024
  • Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake left Hollywood to avoid getting 'hammered' by paparazzi - Yahoo Entertainment
    Source: Yahoo Entertainment | Published on: May 23, 2024
  • Jessica Pegula withdraws from French Open, eyes grass season - ESPN
    Source: ESPN | Published on: May 23, 2024
  • Jessica Pegula, American No 2, withdraws from French Open - The Athletic - The New York Times
    Source: The New York Times | Published on: May 23, 2024

Nicknames for Jessica

Jessi-Cat, Sparkling Jess, Jazzy Jess, Jess-tastic, Sunshine Jess, Jess-a-tron, Bouncy Jess, Jess-a-fire, Joyful Jess, Jessabelle

Jessica Name Poster

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Jessica SunOct 13, 2021

Sexy, yeah, lets go!

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