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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Jess

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Jess in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Jess:

  • Records indicate that 23,630 boys in the United States have been named Jess since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1915, when 578 people in the U.S. were given the name Jess. Those people are now 105 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Jess

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      4 Positive Comments

  • "Jess is good! But Jessica has to be one of my least favorite names. I hate that name with a passion. Because I was given that name. There are always something like 5 other people with that name wherever you go. I hate the sound of it. It?s very common. I wish it wasn?t so popular, I wish my parents didn?t name me Jessica" Oct. 31, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a girl and my name is Jess, its not short for Jessica or Jessie. I think that the name can be for guys or girls, its a neutral name like Taylor." Feb. 5, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im a boy with the name jess, but i like to be called Jessica im am so much more fremin than not" Mar. 27, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jessica and my boyfriends name is Jess. It is kinda of fun and unique to be dating a guy with the same name." Nov. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "i hate my name...its boring...i would like to be called...Kim or Jodie :)" Jun. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Jess short version of Jessika, i hate the name Jessika although i was always the oldest in my classes which means i had the name first but there were always two or three Jessica's. Mine is spelt with a K but you dont hear the K so i have to remind people. Don't name your kid Jessica every girl has that name." Aug. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      2 Neutral Comments

  • "I am boy and my name is Jess and while it is a good name people make fun of me like calling me Jessie, Jessica and girl names even though I am a boy I tell them it is a boy and girl name and then maybe some kids agree, but it is also good because I found out lots of boys are named Jess in the United States and it means Jesus is real because my family is baptist" Aug. 3, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My given birth name is "Jess". I love my name and feel that it is a strong name, however, I absolutely hate being called "Jesse"! That's not my name! Also, too many girls named Jessica are going with a short version and calling themselves "Jess". That seems to take away from the strength of the male name Jess." Apr. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

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