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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.JES-ee English
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Meaning & History

Originally a Scottish diminutive of JEAN (2). In modern times it is also used as a diminutive of JESSICA.
VariantsTeasag Scottish Jess, Jessa, Jessi, Jessye, Jessalyn English
Masculine FormsEoin, Iain, Ian Scottish Evan, Ian, Ivan, John, Jon, Sean, Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Shayne English
Other Languages & CulturesLashawn African American Jone Basque Iscah, Jescha, Joanna Biblical Ioanna Biblical Greek Yiskah Biblical Hebrew Iohanna Biblical Latin Ioana, Ivana, Yana, Yanka, Yoana Bulgarian Joana, Jana Catalan Ghjuvanna Corsican Ivana Croatian Ivana, Jana, Johana Czech Jessica, Johanna, Johanne, Jeanette Danish Jana, Janna, Johanna, Janine, Jeanette, Jeanine, Jeannette, Jenny Dutch Johanna Estonian Janika, Janina, Johanna, Jenna, Jenni, Jenny Finnish Jeanne, Jessica, Johanne, Janine, Jeanette, Jeanine, Jeannette, Jeannine French Xoana Galician Jana, Janina, Jessica, Jessika, Johanna, Janine, Jenny German Gianna, Ioanna, Yanna Greek Iekika Hawaiian Johanna, Zsanett Hungarian Jóhanna, Jóna, Jenný Icelandic Chevonne, Shavonne, Shevaun, Shevon, Síne, Siobhán, Sinéad Irish Gessica, Giovanna, Jessica Italian Johanna Late Roman Janina Lithuanian Ivana, Jovana Macedonian Jehanne, Johanne Medieval French Jessica, Johanna, Johanne, Jeanette Norwegian Janina, Joanna Polish Jéssica, Joana Portuguese Ioana Romanian Yana, Zhanna, Zhannochka Russian Giuanna Sardinian Ivana, Jovana Serbian Ivana, Jana Slovak Ivana, Jana Slovene Jessica, Juana, Yessica, Jenny Spanish Janina, Janna, Jessica, Johanna, Jeanette, Jennie, Jenny Swedish Ivanna, Yana Ukrainian Shan, Siân, Siwan, Siana, Siani, Sioned Welsh
Same SpellingJessie (2)

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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute