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Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Gift Giver

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Jesse

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

A few facts about the boy's name Jesse:

  • Records indicate that 403,963 boys in the United States have been named Jesse since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1981, when 10,427 people in the U.S. were given the name Jesse. Those people are now 39 years old.

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    Comments about the name Jesse

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      49 Positive Comments

  • "My son's name is Jesse (named after Uncle Jesse on Full House)! I love the name; as do my parents. He is a sweet, strong, stubborn and affectionate boy; who fights for what he wants. I definitely recommend the name." Aug. 2, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friend's name is Jesse. He's amazing and honest and funny and gorgeous and I adore him. Also, we cannot forget the lovely Mr. Jesse McCartney ;) Great name!" Dec. 22, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my name, I think it has that middle ground of not too common not too different. And yeah I used to get 'isn't that a girls' name in middle school, but if anything that toughened me up to not let people give me a hard time. I recommend :)" Aug. 2, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jesse is the best name in the whole wide world! I love it even more because it goes with my last name Jones, ive had mostly positive experiences with my name, I do sometimes get my name spelt 'Jessie' which annoys the hell out of me, other than that, I love my name :-)" Apr. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name, half the reason my parents named me Jesse was from my ancestors, and half was from the father of David in the bible (David and Goliath). as with many people they spell my name wrong "Jessie". also people do say "isn't that a girls name?". but I love it, some people call me Jess, but mostly Jesse. Highly recommended name :D" Dec. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my 5month old baby Jesse and everyone loves it! I have only met two other people named Jesse since having him and asked both of them if they liked their name, one said he loved it and the other said he completely hated it, guess I will need to find another to break the tie..." Dec. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know a ton of people in the South that like to spell my name Jessie. It drives me nuts, but I have fun asking them to point out famous males named Jesse that have an I in their name. They can't find one. I think my name is awesome, and I've got to give props to my mom for naming me as such! We rule!" Oct. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Jesse and am planning to use it for my son who is due in December. It also means "gift from God" which I like because we almost lost the pregnancy at 25 weeks gestation." Oct. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is jesse,although people always teases me as jessica,but i doesn't really mind of it.I am proud of my name" Sep. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jesse and I'm of the male variety, I agree with all the people who also get annoyed when asked "Jesse, isn't that a girls name?" I'm proud of my name" Aug. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born in 1980 and named after his father, Jesus. I have always called him Jesse or Jess. I absolutely love the name. Shortly after he was born a song titled "Jesse", sung by Carly Simon, became very popular. At that time many assumed that is why we called him Jesse. Had nothing to do with it. I feel the name has always suited my son." Aug. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby boy's name is Jesse and I absolutely love it. He is only 11 months old, so has no oppinion yet, but most ppl. I know like the name. I only know one other boy named Jesse, and a few girls named Jessie. I only had someone missspell his name ones, she spelled it 'Jessy'. Shame, the spelling for Jesse is so beautiful." May. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jesse. I was named after my grandfather. My family and friends call me Jess and I usually introduce myself as Jess. Jesse was King David's father's name from the Bible. I haven't met many other men named Jesse and only a few women and it is spelled 'Jessie"" May. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first grandson was born today and his name is Jesse. Its got to be the best name ever." Mar. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jesse. Its the best when someone learns my name, and then for no reason calls me "JESS" I call myself Jesse, but When i leave a note, or email, or blog post I always sign...~Jess" Mar. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Jesse so much. It just sounds cool. I know a nice guy named Jesse. He is one of my friends. If I ever have a son I'll probably name him Jesse. My mum thinks it's a girls name but it is actually the cutest boys name ever. I love the name. It's so modern!!!" Feb. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE the name Jesse!It's my favorite name 4 a boy,actually my favorite name, ever.And the spelling of JESSE,I just find it so irresistable!" Nov. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My ex-boyfriend's name is Jesse. He is a very sweet guy and we are both still in love. I love the name Jesse and my name is Jessika. Well, It is just a good name and It is not a girly name. Jessie or Jessi is the girl spelling. Jesse is a total guy's name!" Oct. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I HATE it when people say Jesse's a girls name, and just had a fight with my friend who's a girl named Jessye over it. Jesse is originally a guys name. Read the Bible." Sep. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jesse. I used to always tell people that spelled it Jessie, "My name is Jesse and I'm a guy, you spell my name with an E, not I."" Jun. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son is called Jesse and i love his name i have a feeling this name is going to start to become popular in the next few years or sooner, his name suits him so much but i do get annoyed when people say its a girls name the girls name is ie not with an e" May. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I gave my son the name Jesse, i believed its biblical roo to the father of David. a great name for great men." Jan. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I, too, am named Jesse. Lately I have been attempting to use Jess as I introduce myself, but it never seems to catch on. I love my name, though I think Jess sounds stronger than Jesse, especially now that I am a man." Jan. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Jesse and my wife is Brandi and we both Hate when they are both mispelled. I love my name but, but sometimes its not manly enough for me. If I have a son I will keep that in mind, in choosing a name. Its Very annoying to have my name spelled in the feminine directive" Nov. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "oh my god, i'm a junior in highschool, and my english teacher's name is Jesse Tidyman, and he is such a GOD. He's so SEXY, and his name gives him such character. I love his first name, it's unconventional because I rarely see it for a male. I love it, he loves it, it's all good :]" Oct. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i have founds lots of definitions for my name "jesse" and all are good definitons. 1. God exists. 2. God sees. 3. Gift giver 4. Wealthy What's not to like? And yeah, it does sound beautiful. One J. 2 Letter E and S. Cute, 5 letters. very simple. And pretty. Jesse is super nice for a girl. :)" Oct. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "jesse is the best name ever, and if ever mispelled god and i will have to slap you for doing soooooooooooooooo spell it right!" May. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "jesse is the best name ever, and if ever mispelled god and i will have to slap you for doing soooooooooooooooo spell it right!" May. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is jesse i hate when people spell it jessie its realy annoying im 14 years old and i love my name." Feb. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Jesse 15 years ago because I liked the name. He was a miracle child for me after having been told I would not conceive a child 9 years earlier. The name means, "The Lord exists". Everyday I see a powerful faith in this boy that is so amazing. I know the Lord exists in him. He is destined for great things." Jan. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my baby boy Jesse, and he is now almost 10 years old. There is only One other boy with that name at his school, and he just transfered last year. People often mis-spell his name also, but thats o.k. we love the name. It is hebrew and it means wealthy. It is also a biblical name. But most of all it just suits him perfectly. JESSE...LOVE IT!" Dec. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my Baby Girl Jessica Nicole who passed away , because she was born 4 months premature I nick named her Jesse ..I didn't want the femine spelling I thought about just adding an i at the end .Jessi as a short form of Jessica , but I like the classic spelling Jesse ..Although my Baby Girl isn't here with me ,she is alive in Heaven . I love this name ..It is just about the coolest name ..The most famous outlaw in the world wss named Jesse , so if you have this name you better live up to it's cool expectation.Just please don't rob any banks or trains lol if my Baby Girl would have been a boy I would have named him Jesse" Dec. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have had many occurances where my name is mispelled as Jessie. It's a pretty cool name though, I like it." Dec. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am also a Jesse...and as do all of you...I can't stand the ie mispelling. Every job I've ever had my boss mispells my name one way or another...I actually had one boss spell my name Jessy...give me a break." Dec. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "goooo jesse's wooppeee im a jesse as i don't like when they misspell my name" Nov. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Jesse too, i Love my name execpt they always spell it like a girls name(Jessie), other than that my name is tight." Nov. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Jesse. I love my name, it's such a happy name. Think it's the 'S's that do it." Oct. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "well the name jesse is the best name I've ever heared.thumbs up....hehehe" Oct. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really like the name Jesse compared to the other so-called "top ten" names out there. The only thing I am worried about is what he will say when he is older." Jun. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name for a boy. I am gioing to give this name to my son someday." May. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "jesse is apopular romany name spelled jesse mans name" Apr. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name, and its fine. Although people often mispell is, making it jessie. Moderatly annoying, but no big deal. Short period where people would call me jessica, which was a pain in the ass, but it passed." Feb. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is due in 6 weeks and his name will be Jesse Tyler. I love it. I've been decided on it for 5 months and haven't looked back. It means God exists or wealth. What I don't really care for is the number of people that think it has something to do with Jesse James. Who is that anyway? Ha ha" Jan. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Jesse, and we love it. It's strong and cool at the same time. I think it is a good name for a young boy, a teenager or a man." Dec. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Jesse becuase we lived in Las Vegas at the time you know the wild west and my husbands name is James so he is Jesse James we thought it was cool and he is only 6 now but the names is perfect for this tough pee wee fooball playing, martial arts student." Oct. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Jesse. I really like it and he seems to as well. He does say that he is worried about how it will suit him when he is older. He thinks it does not sound proffesional for an adult." Sep. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really like the name Jesse. I am a girl so my name often gets spelled with an "I" but I don't care. my real name is Jessica, but I prefer the name Jesse because it isn't as Girly as Jessica but it can still be a girl or boy name." Sep. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am named Jesse and I like it alot. Male Jesses often have long hair, and i do too. People often spell i with an "i". and i think it's funny when a girl is named "Jesse" without an "i"" Jun. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Jesse after both his sister and cousin chose it (not knowing the others had picked it, too). There seem to be a lot of hispanic children with that name, but not alot of caucasion children with that name. No one mispronounces it, but they do spell it wrong a lot (usually like a girl, Jessie)." Aug. 31, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "Would not want to spend _my_ life being mistaken for a Jessie!" Mar. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      23 Neutral Comments

  • "I love my name in full its jesse james lol my parents don't get it" Jan. 3, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am about to give birth to a baby boy and i love the name Jesse!! but worrid as a few people have already commented 'isnt that a girls name?'" Jan. 20, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name jesse,because i think it connect to my life,its a name most people look 4, when i was young there was a guy name jesse closer to mmy house, the guy was papular, ever body call jesse jesse, that is when i started loving the name jesse, there was an occation i met new friend and they ask what is your name i said jesse, from that day still now i started using jesse as my name" Jan. 19, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little boy is called Jesse-jay, I absolutly love it and can't imagine him being called anything else! He's only 4 months old and before he was born people did try talk us out of calling him it saying it's a girls name I had to correct many people!I think he will love his name when he's older, we did just get all our Xmas cards and his name was spelt wrong on loads of them, jess, jessie,jessy no matter how many times I tell them it's spelt Jesse! That does get annoying!" Dec. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i have a 5 month baby boy named Jesse james. My name is Jessica and my Dad is James so he follows on our names beautifuly. I love his name, we do get mixed reactions to his name but we don't care and hope he loves it when he grows up." Dec. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jesse and i'm a girl. People presume my name is jessica and i'm shortening it but i've actually been baptised Jesse. and i love it :)..x" Aug. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am male with the spelling jessie. i do not mind it at all now but when i was little whenever there was a substitute teacher i was marked absent because they always pronounced it jessica" Aug. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "its strange being a girl with the spelling J-E-S-S-E, but glad that its so unique!" Jul. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate


  • "I hate when people say 'Jesse isn't that a girls name" No No its not. Not until recently it became Jessie short for Jessica" Oct. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i like my name jesse but people mistake it for like justin sometimes when i say my name has that ever happened or is it just me and spell the name right" Sep. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "ahhm...when I always tell my name.. some of the people is very shock whenever there is a name "JESSE" because they say that it is a very or something that really have a great, deeper and wonderful meanings. I am trying to search for the real meaning of "JESSE" because I want to look if it matches me and my personality like: a religous person, a very hardworking guy, faces things in positive ways and believes, very conscuios in things around me, very different to other people because I am 12 yrs. old and already act like a 36 yrs. old because I am already been expose by my family in a serious matter..... and I never felt the life of a kid. So I am leaving a comment here to give you one of my experiences, expectations and other things about the name "JESSE"..... so thanks for reading and hope you find my comment THUMB'S UP heheheheh..........." Aug. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Jesse and he loves the name. He's 9 years old and he thinks his name is cool. Jesse told me once I picked a great name for him. Meaning of Jesse is awsome too." May. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I married a man with the first and middle names Jesse Herbert. His family called him Herbert to distinguish him from his father (because he was a junior). But among his friends as an adult, he preferred Jesse or Jess. When he'd meet someone for the first time, he'd say I'm Jesse, one of the James brothers! I called him Herb because that is how he introduced himself to me when we first met. Many confusions over the names during our 45 years of marriage." Apr. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im havin a baby in a couple days naming him Jesse.I love the name" Jan. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jesse. I hate when they spell it "Jessie". I don't like the feminine version of my name, even though I am female. The extra i makes it seem pretentious, I feel. Jesse is the best name ever." Nov. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't frequently meet others with the same name but do come across many people who don't know the correct way to spell the name Jesse, rather than jessie, which does get annoying at times.. other than that, i like the name Jesse!" Sep. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is my name and is very often mispelled like the feminin version. Jessie. Thats about it. Other than that I like my name and think its cool!" Sep. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "WOWOWOW Jesse is the best name ever. But you can not call your babies it. Jesse is my name. NOT YOURS." May. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love this name. my son is going to be named this. I love how it sounds." May. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jesse and my wife utters it with such loving care that I can't help but love the sound of my name too." Mar. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband's name is Jesse. People often add an "i" before the "e" which drives him crazy, as that is the feminine spelling of the name..." Feb. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my name is jessie. i am a girl. I have found that often people forget the "i" when spelling it. I do not really like this name, I find it too much of a boys name. There must be at least 20 jesse's in my school, somehow they always end up in my class." Nov. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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