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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Jessica
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Jessica in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Jessica:
Records indicate that 1,035,028 girls in the United States have been named Jessica since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1987, when 55,985 people in the U.S. were given the name Jessica. Those people are now 31 years old.
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Comments about the name Jessica
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360 Positive Comments
"My name is Jessica. In school I don't think I was ever the only Jessica in a class (1980s/90s) which would be the only issue. I'm usually Jess, don't like Jessie! Where I live (not where I grew up) people tend to pronounce it 'Jesca', not sure if it's the accent or just how they say it here but it really annoys me. Never had it spelled wrong." Mar. 19, 2018:
"I love the name Jessica because it is a very beautiful name and I would recommend everyone having it. I love it. 😀😀😇" Jul. 17, 2015:
"My NAME IS JESSICA AND I LOVE IT. OT WAS A VERY POPULAR NAME IN THE 1980'S ESPECIALLY IN '82. PEOPLE ALWAYS ASK IF I PREFER JESSICA OR JESS. I ALWAYS TELL THEM JESSICA. My boyfriends name is JESSE. HE IS THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN CALL ME JESSI. THATS ONLY BECAUSE I FIND IT CUTE LOL!! NOW HE HAS ASKED ME TO MARRY HIM WE WILL NOW HAVE THE SAME INITIALS. J.R.G AWE LOVE LOL!!" Sep. 15, 2013:
"Im a boy with the name Jessica i love it SO DO MY MOM AND DAD too. Im Merry to a Man and he love my name, plus him and i have too babys togather too im the mom. i love being the momther." Mar. 27, 2013:
"My name is jessica and i think its a very cute modern name ' although i would prefer something more original ." Sep. 12, 2011:
"Jessica's a sweet name! who cares if it's popular, most people have 2 eyes too does that make you want to have no eyes? :) My name's Jessica Lynn for the above comment :) but my last name sound like my middle so it sounds like I'm stuttering when I say my full name :)" Feb. 8, 2011:
"My name is Jessica and I was born in 1978, and I know of only one other who is a few years younger than me, there are lots 10-15 years younger than me. I like it as a name, I also get called Jess which I am happy with, although my father HATES it!" Feb. 7, 2011:
"My name is Jessica. There was three jessicas in my choir class. I always got confused which one they meant. Also in math class i sat next to a jessica. Whenever they called the name Jessica we would say, which one. We happened to both have last names that started with V. So the teachers would say Jessica V. we would then say which one. It got annoying. I think J is an ugly letter, but i love my nicknames :) Jessie!" Jan. 14, 2011:
"Hello, my name is Yesica. That's right! It is the same as Jessica only different spelling. People tell me its a pretty name. Yeah, they also mispronunce it a lot, but I am used to it. I tried changing it to "Jessica" but it didn't feel right. It felt as if it was not me; like it was not my name, but now I love it!" Dec. 29, 2010:
"My nickname growing up was "Jessi". Which seems to be a unique spelling of Jessie. So I got a bit of the unique thrown in with the common. My husband's name is James, and when introduced as "Jessi and James", people very rarely forget names." Dec. 29, 2010:
"My name is jessica :) i quite like it.
im glad that it isnt common. not where i am anyway. the most common name i know is sophie. i know 8 sophies. and no other jessicas. i get called jess. i cant stand it if people call me jessie. ?_?
overall i think it is a nice name :)" Dec. 11, 2010:
"I am 22 years old and my name is Jessica. My name was one of the most popular when I was born in 1988, but now its not so common! I very rarely meet another Jessica and I love it =)
I do get a lot of people who make comments about everyone having my name, but I think people just feel like they have to comment about EVERYTHING!" Dec. 1, 2010:
"my name is jessica... it is classic...it's elegant.... its me....it was once verrrry popular but now...id like to think of myself as being quite unique Now everyone has the name taylor or shauna...names that try too hard to be different.... i dont have to try... my name says it all" Nov. 13, 2010:
"I loved the name Jessica when I was a kid, way back, and always thought it sounded exotic yet classic. Named our daughter Jessica before I'd heard of any other babies with that name. Of course that always happens with your first, before you meet all those other babies. Still didn't meet any Jessicas until ours was about six years old. Now, there seem to be more and more of them, and I'm so surprised when I hear of babies or little kids with that name. Something about Freakonomic's theory that names move down the social-economic classes until it hits the masses, lol. Who knows.
Still like it, but it is popular, along with all the "J" names born around the mid-80;s." Nov. 2, 2010:
"My Name is Jesica, yes it only has one "s". My mother spelled it out that way, she said she liked the name alot but wanted it to be different. Well, I always get the you forgot one "s"." Oct. 14, 2010:
"my dauther name is jessica and my husbund chose thet name because he said is beatiful and i think so to" Oct. 2, 2010:
"I like my name...i guess but it is pretty common...but i dislike when people take it upon them selves to shorten it and call me jess or jessie...i prefer jessica...lol" Aug. 26, 2010:
"My name iq also Jessica Lynn. I lone the name but I hate how common it is. I go to school with so many other jessicas in fact my best friends name is
JESSIKA said the same but over all I love my name and would never change it. Jessica lynn" Jul. 2, 2010:
"my name is jessica i love he name but it can become anoying when the boys call me jessicacaca or jess-sick-a or when my friend calls me jessie" Jun. 27, 2010:
"When i was little everyone asked "how do you spell Jessica?" I always had to tell them a whole bunch of times. Sometimes it gets annoying but hey, you get used to it! I'm trying to get people to call me Jessie I LOVE that name but so far progress 0% !!! LOL!" May. 5, 2010:
"I love the name Jessica. It's a new classic. Someday it will not be so common, but it will always sound beautiful and feminine." Apr. 21, 2010:
"My names jessica (: Often called jess, sometimes jessie by teachers! Theres 6 jessica's in my year, so we're called by our surnames, and thats really frustrating. But overall i love my namee. x" Feb. 18, 2010:
"My name is Jessica and I like my name, it's okay I guess, I don't think it's that common, I only know 1 Jessica, Sarah and Ashley are common names in my opinion,(no offense!:) )" Feb. 3, 2010:
"i love the name jessica it is unique and the meaning is beautiful" Jan. 31, 2010:
"hey my name is jessica=]...alot of u people are saying u get called jennifer alot but i can say i have never got called that...yes jessica is a very common name but i still like it...my middle name is lynn too...and it seems like there are alot of jessica lynns...but there is so many because it is such a pretty name" Jan. 24, 2010:
"Yep, there are LOTS of us Jessicas running around, but I've really never minded :) I prefer Jess/Jecca/Ica to Jessie and, like several others, I get Jennifer or Jen/Jenny a lot, too. Don't know why!!" Dec. 15, 2009:
"My name is Jessica, and as popular as the name is, I still love it. I wouldn't ever change my name. I don't mind being called Jessie or Jess, but I'd rather it be Jess. I also have a number of friends named Jessica and know of tons more. Some times people say it funny. Hard to explain how they say it, but it's funny. Shout out to all the Jessica's!!" Nov. 11, 2009:
"My name is Jessica, and I like the name, but alot of people seem to have it. In one of my classes, I have about 5 girls with Jessica as the name. I love Jessica when it's paired with Lynn, like mine, Jessica-Lynn :D" Oct. 10, 2009:
"My name's Jessica. It's alright on it's own, I just like how many variations it has (Jess, Jessie.) Well, two.
And hardly anyone asks me how to spell it! Thank goodness!" Aug. 14, 2009:
"My name is Jessica and for the most part I like it. I just don't like it when people I don't know shorten my name to Jess or Jessie (although that could be an issue with any name). I also hate when people mispell Jessie with Jesse, i am not a boy!! But for the most part I think it's a very pretty name...VERY common though, I went to school with atleast 5 other Jessica's." Jul. 19, 2009:
"My name is Jessica and yes there are several other Jessica's that I know but I still love my name, It just sounds so darn good and I like the way it looks too. Overall I wouldn't want any other name :]" Jun. 30, 2009:
"My girlfriends' name is Jessica, She likes to be called Jess most of the time, but hates the name Jessie. I personally believe that the names Jess and Jessica are the most beautiful names u could give a girl.
Sending my love to u Jess...forever babe!" May. 16, 2009:
"I love my name and i know nobody who has it so its all good" May. 13, 2009:
"its a great name two of my cousins are named jessica and i have a friend named jessica and my name is jessica its confusing at first on who is being called but we figured it out" May. 3, 2009:
"My name is Jessica. Its not a bad thing! i like it alot and can't picture me with another name." Apr. 21, 2009:
"My name is jessica and I love my name.
I get called Jessie or Jess a lot and even they are great. I mean yes it is a very popular name but it is nice to see so many famous beautiful strong women with the same name as you!!" Mar. 22, 2009:
"I never knew a Jessica until about 5 years ago. Then I met 2 in quick succession. The 1st one is an ok person, ambitious, getting along, doing what she thinks will be best for her professional career. The 2nd is truly wonderful. She uses the short form of Jess. To me, she is perfection personified. So obviously I have a very high regard for the name Jess(ica)." Mar. 11, 2009:
"Hi my name is jessica and I have enjoyed it. I am 34 years old and there were not too many jessica's when i was younger, but now there are a ton younger than me. I do get called Jennifer often, that is one drawback. My friends and family usually call me Jes, yes I really have always preferred to spell Jes with one s just to be different than Jess. Pretty name, but pretty common, however I really have enjoyed it being my name" Mar. 10, 2009:
"I named my first daughter Jessica. She was born in 1990 & will be 19 in March. I had no idea that it was such a popular name when I gave it to her. Most people call her Jess. I always call her Jessica. I still love this name." Feb. 27, 2009:
"I'm a Jessica and love my name so much. I know at least six other people with that name. I preferred to be called Jessica but am okay with being called Jessy or Jess. I could not imagine having any other name." Feb. 27, 2009:
"I have the name Jessica and all my life (Im only 13, but that doesn't matter) I've always LOVED it! yes, there is another girl in my class that has my name, but it's funny. She's called Jessie, and I'm typically Jess. A lot of people compliment me on my name, and I wouldn't trade it for anything! (My mom was originally going to name me Rachel. Ick. No offense, but I hate the name.)" Feb. 11, 2009:
"1983 they jessica and jessi I dont any more" Feb. 7, 2009:
"I was born in 1974.....and I grew up only knowing 3 other Jessica's......I hate being called anyhting but Jessica....only my family calls me Jessi.....when other peole do it...it makes my skin crawl. I have also been called Jennifer more times than I coulkd even recall....and I just answer, It's easier that way!! I love my name and wouldn't change it for the world!!!" Jan. 26, 2009:
"I love my name, cause it's jst so me. I think Jessica is a very pretty girlish name!! i won't change it for a thing even if there are other jessica's. Hello? what do you expect there's only so many names and sooooooo many people! I'm a true Jessica and don't like being called anything eles!!
P.S. me and a big group of friends were sitting the other day talking, and everyone agreed that they have never met an ugly jessica!!! so we rock girls! (coz these friends are the truth-tellin type)" Jan. 15, 2009:
"I think the name JESSICA is very pretty but i think too many people have "MY NAME".... but i couldn't imagine having any other name. when i was pregnant i wanted to name my baby something unique/ uncommon (unlike Jessica) so i named her Kalina. i hope she will love her name as much as i do.... I also like having my name because i am called many different names : jess, jessie, jla, j, and i think that's it....." Jan. 13, 2009:
"Hi Lol Jessica Ere tut was da point in writing a comment [july/17/08] bY lAURA? hOW cHILDISH..about a girl in ur class called jess just cuz shes mean i know a mean laura not every jessicas d same ..Erm i think jessicas a really nyc name its commen but who cares god .. i finks its actually very unique before but has grown commen and the fact that you can shorten is and change it in so many ways cool lyk jess, jessi, jessie, jesska, jessica, JessICARR So its all kl ;] JESSICA WOO =] LOLLLL ;l every jessica reading dis you iz welll koool man =]" Jan. 3, 2009:
"i dont think theres another name that i would have preferred. im majoring in english in college, and im a big shakespeare dork. i recently found out that jessica was first used in that form by shakespeare in the merchant of venice, and that made my day. i also know a million other jessica's, including my best friend, who also happens to have the same last name initial as i do." Oct. 29, 2008:
"Love it! It's so classic without being overly trite. I love being named Jessica, but I hate being called Jessie!" Sep. 5, 2008:
"I'm a Jessica too. I'm 30 and I find it's not too common amongst people my own age. I never had another one in my grade at school, actually no others in my whole primary school at all and only two othes in my whole high school (2000 students). It got really common in the 90s though and I was constantly hearing my name being shouted at toddlers going wild in the shopping centre. It's funny that someone said they can always find merchandise with 'Jessica' on - my only problem is that they're always sold out!! My family mostly call me Jessie, my friends all call me Jess (and so do some strangers!) but I always introduce myself as Jessica. I like my name and wouldn't change it for the world. It's not weird and kind of cool!" Sep. 4, 2008:
"Omg there is 11 kids in my school named jessica or jesse" Aug. 28, 2008:
"i kindA like my nmE itS koOl causE reAllY noOne can make fun oF iT anD whaT i dont like about it is it doesnt ryme with anything!!!ahhhh lol.. i havE 2 jessicas in my grade i really wanted to be the only one cause it makes me feel special lol idk why thogh what really gets me mad is when they forget mt other s in my name i have 2 s's :D" Aug. 18, 2008:
".xXx.. I'm a Jessica and i've always loved my name, it's quite common i guess but i've never seen it as a bad thing, if it's a common name it must mean people like it, it's popular! one of my best friends is Called Jess too but all of my friends call me JT so there's no 'both of us turning around at the same time' moments ha. JT..xXx." Aug. 13, 2008:
"At least I'm not Jesse James like they wanted if I were a boy. Thank God!!" Aug. 12, 2008:
"Okay all you Jessicas. I was named Jessica in 1955!!! I did not meet another Jessica til I was in my thirties, and that Jessica was a baby.I have loved my name all my life and you should too. It has made me feel special, strong, beautiful and unique. I have no I idea why my parent's chose that name, except that it was a biblical reference I think. No celebrity named Jessica and my parents were not into celebrities anyway. The only people who called me Jessie were men, usually older than me and usually teachers I had.
The name JESSICA IS FABULOUS. The only time I ever lobbied to change my name was in elementary school. I wanted to change my name to my middle name, which was "MAIA". I love that name too!" Aug. 9, 2008:
"I like my name. I always know I can find pencils and bears and such with my name on them. :)" Aug. 3, 2008:
"I luv my name, but sometimes people don't pronounce the 'i', like Jessca, which is just plain annoying.
I have a friend called Jessica in my year in school, and sometimes people say Jessica so we both turn around, and ususally I'm already around my friends so they don't have to call me, but once they called Jessica and we both turned around and she was talking to me." Jul. 30, 2008:
"Im from England. And Jess isnt a really common name. At my school in my year(180 people) there was about 4 including me, and maybe another 6 in the school (over a thousand)." Jul. 25, 2008:
"I don't know anyone my age with my name except for boys.(I go by Jessie)I am 15 and NO ONE has my name. I don't like being called jessica becasue lots of times when people say it it turns out more like jesca and that really bugs me. And Jessie doesn't sound good with many last names...gosh i don't wanna get married and have my name sound totally weird. But i can't imagine my name as anything else." Jul. 22, 2008:
"I love my name! At my high school there were several Jessicas, who all went by Jessie (which I despise and always have) and so I was the only "Jessica" so to speak. One of my best friends has the same first and middle name(Marie) and our last names sound alike and start with the same two letters! We loved getting teachers and administration confused about who was who. :)" Jul. 17, 2008:
"Hi I'm a Jessica from germany and I really love my name. But most people call me Jessi or Jess" Jul. 17, 2008:
"My name is Jessica and i cant imagion it being anything else. There are only 2 Jessica's at my school and we are both 2 grades apart, but i have gotten used to it cos when i was younger and being babysat both my babysitters had daughters called Jess so i sorta got over it...And well all my friends call me Jess. =]] Oh and i'm 14 xD" Jul. 12, 2008:
"I used to be irritated that so many people my age were named Jessica. (I was born in 1979) Then as I got older I found out that my parents named me after the Allman Brothers song, "Jessica". My parents always had great taste in music, and in names apparently...lol Since then I have loved my name, it fits me. Call me Jessica, Jess, whatever...just don't call me Jessie!!" Jul. 10, 2008:
"Jessica;;; i always associate it with a ditzy cheerleader for some reason.... i dont know. jessica seems like an outgoing name. But i'm teh exact opposite and my name is Jessica (Jessie for short)" Jun. 10, 2008:
"I was named Jessica when I was born in 1979 in Germany and at that time and in that area it was an extemely uncommon name..people laughed when my parents chose it. Imagine my parents chagrin when we moved back to Canada and even in a small town of 5000 there were 4 other Jessicas in my high school.
It's my name...couldn't imagine any other. I HATE when people shorten it to Jessie and will not be shy about saying so, but my good friends all call me Jess. It may be a common name, but I've made it my own." Jun. 10, 2008:
"I Love My Name 'Jessica'.
Its Not Very Individual But I Love It :)" May. 23, 2008:
"I am a fifty year old Jessica. When I grew up nobody had the name Jessica. I used to be embarassed by it. Not any more!
I think every little girl at the mall running away from their momma has the name Jessica." May. 14, 2008:
"I like my name, however, it is really common, it gets annoying when someone says "Jessica!" and you turn around and its not you haha
its cool though cause it matches my personality in some sort of way.
its just the name that was meant for me." May. 13, 2008:
"I love my name, it sounds regal and responsible, only appropriate that my parents also called queeny as a kid. I hate it when people abreviate it to Jessie, that is a boy's name and also comes with an entirely different peronality. Though the name has proven to be common I identify myself as Jessica and that makes me stand out." Apr. 30, 2008:
"I quite like my name .. Jessica Rose. It sounds elegant, but oldfashioned. Most of my mates love my name (my best friends call amy jessica) and theres this totally hot guy in my tutorial hu really likes me and theresx something about the way he says it that makes me LOVE IT!!" Apr. 28, 2008:
"I always liked my name. originally i didnt know anyone else had it but then i found out it was very common. I really like it though, especially since its a name in one of Shakespeares plays, and i'm a total shakespeare nut. I was named after jessica fletcher from murder she wrote." Apr. 27, 2008:
"i LOVE my name and have never hated it
its not popular reali in the uk" Apr. 25, 2008:
"When i was younger i hated the name because like everyone else it was so common. In my graduating class there were 8 Jessica's. Now that i am an adult i have come to appreciate and love the name my mamma gave me. so to all the haters you just hate us cuz you ain't us." Apr. 21, 2008:
"I like my name but my family and friends and almost everybody calls me Jess instead. Some people pronounce it Jesseka, with an ``e`` sound and its annoying. But in my school since i live in a little town there are 6 Jessicas and its so annoying when some calls my name and we all look cause we dont know who they`re talking to." Apr. 17, 2008:
"My name is Jessica Diana ... I'm often times called Jess or Jessi. I have grown fond of the name and like that it can be shortened for friends and family, or left intact for a professional name" Apr. 11, 2008:
"I absolutely love my name! I don't see it as a too common of a name - it's no Jennifer!! And it rollssssssss off the toungue so easily -" Apr. 4, 2008:
"My name is Jessica Ashley Renee, and most people call me JessiBug,because Jessica is such a common name, but still beautiful. It originated from Wales England, and came into the states in the 70's and became popular in the 80's." Mar. 24, 2008:
"My name is Jessica Lindsay. Jessica because its the only name my parents would agree upon and Lindsay after Lindsay Wagner, my moms fav actress lol I never used to like Jessica but over the years it has grown on me and it really is a pretty name. Most people call me Jess and only my best friend and dad are allowed to call me Jessi. Funny thing is that I have never met another Jessica that I get along with :P" Mar. 23, 2008:
"I was born In 1968 and named after my grandmother- at the time and until I was about 18, Jessica was not a common name at all. It's a great name, but now it is common as muck. I dont like people shortening it to Jess (at least not without asking first!) I also got used to being the only Jessica around, so now I go by an entirely different nickname now that every 6-20 year old girl has that name!" Mar. 19, 2008:
"omg i luv the name jessica i didnt b4 but eva since i met a frnd whos called it i luvd it!" Feb. 25, 2008:
"I know a Jessica who is so beautiful, so pure, so gentle, so kind, so sweet, so strong, so talented, so godly, so noble. She makes "Jessica" a good name! I'M IN LOVE WITH HER!!!" Feb. 21, 2008:
"My daughter was born in August of 2006 and no other babies born near her birthday were named Jessica. We named her after my husband's grandfather, Jesse. Everyone calls my daughter Jessie or "Baby J" (my personal fave). I think she's figured out that when we say her full name "Jessica Renee!" she's in big trouble! :-)" Feb. 8, 2008:
"I like it. It seems hard for people to remember though and I get sick of being called Jennifer."