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Jessa (or Jesza in Polish) – Polish or Lechitic god whose exact functions are unknown. Jessa was first mentioned in around 1410 in the postil of Łukasz of Wielki Koźmin in which he was warning about the worship of Jessaa and other gods such as Nija, Lada and Kij during spring rituals and folk performances. According to Jan Długosz, he was the highest of the Lechitic gods and the equivalent to Roman god Jupiter.
Samantha Carter  3/12/2021
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Pretty name that I like!
Stars123  1/8/2021
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Girls are named Tessa and Jenna, why not Jessa? This name seems spunky and sweet just like those names. All this hatred over this name was surprising to see. I think it's very cute and lively.
KayBea  1/7/2021
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Also Dutch, Jessa is the Dutch diminutive of Jessica.

Dutch Pronunciation: YEHS-ə.
glacier_bear_82  8/4/2020
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This is a pretty name, but I can't help thinking of the Duggar kid named Jessa...
― Anonymous User  6/16/2020
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Interesting.
saturnbrat  5/27/2020
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I've always preferred this over the way too popular Jessica, it's way prettier.
― Anonymous User  4/12/2020
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I don't know why, but for some reason it sounds kind of unusual to me, but then again when I first heard the name Ella that sounded unusual to me too, since I was so used to Ellie. Hopefully this name ends up growing on me, since it does seem pretty. (I don't hate this name at all)
chloecelestedelalune  3/1/2020
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Different! I think people need to make this name happen! Make it normal guys, name your babies Jessa (or spell it like JESSAH) either way, this name sounds too awesome to not be a name.
― Anonymous User  1/28/2020
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I've only ever met one girl in middle school who used this name. Personally, I'm torn on it. It is definitely easier to say and spell than the much more conventional Jessica. However, it feels as though something is missing.
EstherTester  2/24/2017
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This name is kinda ditzy-sounding, and I can't picture an older woman with this name. It's made worse by the fact that it has the association with that disgusting Bible-thumping Duggar family.
Acajou  8/8/2015
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An obvious famous bearer would be Jessa (Duggar) Seewald... I've never met a Jessa (only Jessicas) but I really, really dig this name a lot.
― Anonymous User  4/24/2015
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My name is Jessa Mae and I love it. Some people says my name is unique and it's a very nice name. It's kind of mean how some people are saying my name or Jessa Mae is an unattractive name. For me, I love my name and I think it's very unique.
Jessa0404  7/17/2014
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Rather than being merely a diminutive of Jessica, I don't see why Jessa can't be a feminine form of Jesse.
― Anonymous User  9/15/2013
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I love this name.
To me it's much prettier than Jessica.
nellie d  5/26/2012
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Jessa is also a female Sikh name meaning 'devoted spirit'.
― Anonymous User  1/28/2012
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The use of "Jessa" as a full first name is incredibly juvenile and need I say it? Unattractive. As a nickname it stands on the thin line of neutral grounds... if that line is crossed to first, it immediately will receive my vote of childish, unprofessional, unintelligent, and ugly.
This name is something that I like to call "forever young"... it will not make good transition into a woman's business career from childhood.
Francesca  5/27/2011
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I disagree with Francesca, and there really is no need to be so incredibly rude about a name, for god's sakes. This name is not by any means ugly, let alone "forever young" I think it's a heck of a lot more mature sounding than all the Braden, Jayden, Aidan, Kylie, kaylee, Kayla, etc... Although it doesn't really seem like an actual name. I think it's a very refreshing and unique name compared to Jessica, personally :)
― Anonymous User  2/19/2013
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This is SOOOO pretty! I love it!
Joy12  5/3/2011
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My name is Jessica, and I always found it boring. But I adore the name Jessa, and think it would look great hyphenated like 'Jessa-Lee', 'Jessa-Rose', 'Jessa-Mae'. A girl in my class is named Jessa Mae, I think it's very pretty.
dancingintherain  7/11/2010
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Jessa Duggar is one of the kids in the family featured in "18 Kids and Counting".
emily  8/5/2009
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A girl in my year has this name, but spelled Jesa. It's her full name, not short for Jessica or anything.
ragexprincess  1/4/2009
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This just doesn't sound right. If you really like the sound, name your daughter Jessica, and call her Jessa if you wish. I personally think Jess and Jessie are much, much better nicknames for Jessica, this is just plain ugly.
slight night shiver  6/9/2008
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You could also spell it Jecca.
― Anonymous User  7/25/2006
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I like this heaps better than Jessica. I like Jeska too but it wasn't listed. ;(
mum2bubba  6/11/2006
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I think that Jessa could also be used as a nickname for Jessamine. Jessa seems to me a feminine name that is not as popular as other nicknames for Jessica - such as Jessie, Jessy, or Jess.
― Anonymous User  5/19/2006

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