Jesse - boys name

Jesse name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Jesse name meaning:

The name Jesse is of Hebrew origin and has a rich historical and biblical significance. In Hebrew, Jesse is spelled as Yishai, meaning "gift" or "wealthy." The name is often associated with prosperity and abundance.

In the biblical context, Jesse holds particular importance as he was the father of King David, one of the most revered and influential figures in Jewish history. Jesse is often seen as a symbol of lineage and greatness, representing the connection between past and future generations.

As a name, Jesse has become popular in various cultures and has different connotations. It is often seen as a strong and masculine name, embodying qualities such as bravery, leadership, and wisdom. The name Jesse carries a sense of tradition and reverence, evoking a sense of importance and significance. Overall, Jesse is a name that carries historical weight and brings with it a sense of honor and respect.

Origin: Hebrew



Unisex names

Related names

Jesse , Jessey, Jessy

Other boys names beginning with J


Overall UK ranking: 64 out of 4789

929 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Wales (54)
  • England (64)
  • Scotland (286)

Historical popularity of Jesse

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