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Oh I like this name a lot! And contrary to popular belief, this name is not very common at all. According to the Social Security data on baby names, it has the number of births with the name Jessica as 1,057.00, which represents 0.057 percent of total female births in 2018. In other words, not exactly common in this day and age.
― Anonymous User  5/12/2019
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Meh name, kinda overused, just like Jennifer.
― Anonymous User  5/1/2019
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Jessica Vee, better known as Jessii Vee is a youtuber known for her story times and paranormal experiences.
― Anonymous User  3/22/2019
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To those who are saying it's not in the Bible, it actually is. In Genesis 11:29, we hear of Iscah or Iskah, who is Abraham's sister-in-law, if I'm understanding that verse correctly. And I also want to say that I've only met three people with the name Jessica, including myself.
― Anonymous User  3/11/2019
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The name Jessica is a beautiful one. My friend, Jessica is very fun to be around. We have tons of jokes between us. I think that people with this name could have a variety of personalities, like most people do.
DJCJ_73  3/8/2019
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Jessica is mainly a feminine name, though some males use the name as well.
― Anonymous User  3/8/2019
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Jessica Skube is a YouTube star well known for her channel ‘Jesssfam’ where she vlogs her day to day life of being a young mother of seven.
― Anonymous User  3/7/2019
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My name is Jessica middle name Renee and I love the name Jessica! Many say it's common and I believe it is but funny thing is I've only met like 1 or 2 other Jessica's. Going to school I knew one and my step cousin, that's it. I also see many other Jessica's on this website saying the same thing so maybe we're all spread out, I think it's a strong beautiful name, although I will have to say it is unfair to define someone by their name, your name is a part of you but it doesn't determine how you treat others or live. I saw a comment on here that said it was trashy and all Jessica's are ghetto ��� definitely NOT true! That's an ignorant way to think and a little cuckoo if you ask me! I'm NOT trashy or ghetto in any way and the other two Jessica's I've known were also NOT trashy nor were they ghetto- in fact they were exactly opposite, if I had to give one downfall to the name it would be others remembering my name as Jennifer rather than Jessica. I had a best friend and Aunty named Jennifer so you could imagine the mix-ups but they also were called Jessica at times, other than that, nice beautiful strong name. I hope the name comes back around and lives on.
Breakup2Makeup  2/26/2019
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I love this name for the unique spelling and sweet sound that I appreciate when I hear it.
― Anonymous User  2/20/2019
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There’s something soft, yet strong about the nickname Jess. I like it.
― Anonymous User  2/15/2019
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Down to Earth, girl next door name.
― Anonymous User  2/14/2019
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I have a friend named Jessica who’s a very successful investor. The name Jessica means “foresight” and “rich”. Making good investment decisions requires some degree of foresight. She unknowingly lived up to her name’s meaning.
― Anonymous User  2/14/2019
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A good sporty girl name.
― Anonymous User  2/12/2019
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I think Jessica is a beautiful name! I planned on changing my name to Jessica when I grew up. Also, I find it amusing how people can complain about anything! Jessica has the word "sick" in it, which makes it an invalid name.
MissKirishima  2/1/2019
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Love writing Jessica in cursive. Hate the nickname Jessie.
― Anonymous User  1/28/2019
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This name will always have a tender spot in my heart as it reminds me of a wonderful friend I once knew by that name. Besides that personal account from my past, I can say that I have yet to encounter another individual by that name. I suppose, in my part of the world, the name Jessica is very rarely given to a girl these days. It was, according to status reports, quite common from the mid 1980’s to early 1990’s. In the year 2019, not at all apparently. However, that does not
mean its lack of popularity would diminish the polish of this pretty name that I find bewitching. A lovely name that shall remain timeless, at least, from my humble point of view.
― Anonymous User  1/28/2019
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In 2018, 23 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Jessica who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 30th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/17/2018
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Lovely name. No nickname needed.
― Anonymous User  9/14/2018
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A famous bearer of this name is Jessica Jung. She is the former member of the kpop group SNSD (Aka Girl's Generation.)
Luvbug86  9/14/2018
2
Jessica is Shylock's daughter in The Merchant of Venice. She marries Lorenzo.
kayisforkeen  7/24/2018
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My name is Jessica and I’m 11. I was reading some of the comments and people were saying “it has sick in it” and “it’s boring and ugly and used too much.” Some people were really nice and saying “It’s the best name to have” and “It’s a very pretty name.” If you have the name Jessica you can also be called Jessie, Jess, or like my friends call me JeHeCa. My dad's name is Jeff so sometimes when people call Jeff I hear Jess and answer or the other way around. The name Jessica started in 1596 in Shakespeare. In the years 1985-1990 Jessica was the most used name in the USA. I don’t think that’s over used I think it’s because the name is beautiful. The name Jessica is the most beautiful name and so is Jessie, Jess, and JeHeCa and I don’t care what other people think.
Jess235981  7/12/2018
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This name is ok, but I don't like hearing the word 'sick' in it.
Hushpuppy  5/31/2018
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This name is very dated and I can't see it on anyone above 30. Jessie is fine, though.
― Anonymous User  5/5/2018
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On The Simpsons, Reverend Lovejoy has a daughter named Jessica. She briefly dated Bart Simpson.
That70sShowGeek  4/24/2018
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Jessica is a beautiful name, so many people like it. I agree, it can be a little bit popular at times, but still. I mean, who wouldn’t like a person who could take the name Jessie, and transform it into JESSICA? I love it! Absolutely beautiful name.
KennedyandKinley  2/20/2018
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Jessica Preston is a small YouTuber with no more than 125 subscribers.
― Anonymous User  1/18/2018
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Jessica Louise Nelson was born on 14 June 1991 (age 26), and raised in Romford, east London to parents John Nelson and Janice White. She has an older sister Jade and two brothers, Joseph and Jonathan. Her first audition was "Bust Your Windows" by Jazmine Sullivan. Since joining Little Mix, she has faced cyber-bullying and struggled to cope during her time on The X Factor. Nelson attended secondary school Jo Richardson Community School and Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College (in Hornchurch, Essex), was noted for being a dedicated drama and music student by her teachers. She also attended Sylvia Young and Yvonne Rhodes Theatre Schools. In 2014, Nelson began dating Rixton lead singer, Jake Roche. The couple became engaged on 19 July 2015, but broke up in November 2016.
cutenose  7/15/2017
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Jessica Ann Sierra is an American singer and was the tenth-place finalist on the fourth season of American Idol. She was the third finalist eliminated, on March 30, 2005. Sierra released her single Enough in October 2010, from her shelved debut album Rebound.
cutenose  7/3/2017
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Jessica Brooke Capshaw is an American actress. She is known for her role as Jamie Stringer in The Practice and Dr. Arizona Robbins on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy. She was introduced in Grey's Anatomy's fifth season as an attending surgeon and the new head of pediatric surgery. Originally contracted to appear in three episodes, Capshaw's contract was extended to the remainder of the fifth season, with her becoming a series regular in the sixth season.
cutenose  6/24/2017
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Jessica Nigri is a New Zealand-American cosplay celebrity, promotional model, YouTuber, voice actress and fan convention interview correspondent. She has been cosplaying since 2009 and modeling since 2012, having served as an official spokesmodel for several video games and comic book series, including Lollipop Chainsaw and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.
cutenose  6/1/2017
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It's boring and too common. I dislike this name.
Katesnames15  4/21/2017
0
Plain name. Don't really like it.
― Anonymous User  4/21/2017
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Knew I was expecting a girl, made a list of possible names. Jessica was on the list along with other names I chose for their combination of strength & femininity, but not the one we agreed upon throughout my pregnancy. A couple days before she was born, her father decided he no longer favored the name we called her for months (Haley)! I pulled out my list & let our 3-year old son choose. As I read out the list, he stopped me at Jessica. He obviously didn't care about strength or the other stuff that got the name on my list in the first place. But he did love the movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit." Yep, she was named for Jessica Rabbit. Fun story for them as they got older.
― Anonymous User  4/13/2017
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My mother always loved this name but I honestly don't see why. It's not a nice name.
― Anonymous User  4/11/2017
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This isn't to offend anyone, but my name's Jessica (I go by Jess) and ever since I was a child I have never liked this name. For years I've wanted to change it and not because it's common, I couldn't care less about that. I don't like it because of the way it sounds and looks (especially with my surname). And the way it's pronounced in Spanish: 'Hessica', is horrible.
So to parents who plan on naming their daughter this, please consider a pretty name that will go well with your surname, and not have her cringing every time when she hears/has to write it. What you call your child DOES affect them. I still cringe at my name as an adult.
Jesscn  4/4/2017
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There is a song called "Jessica", by Meredith Brooks.
Paula Puddephatt  3/15/2017
1
I personally love this name. I associate it with Jessica Wakefield, a character from the Sweet Valley High book series, which subsequently also became a television series. Jess had a twin sister, Elizabeth, and an elder brother, Steven - although Steve, as far as I know, didn't appear in the TV programs. The name Jessica is sometimes viewed as "dated" by people in the USA, but it didn't become popular until around the early 90s, here in the UK, and is still one of the top baby names here.
Paula Puddephatt  3/15/2017
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Jessica Rose Brown Findlay is an English actress, best known for playing Lady Sybil Crawley in the ITV series Downton Abbey and Emelia Conan Doyle in the British comedy-drama film Albatross. In 2014, she starred as Beverly Penn in the film adaptation of the Mark Helprin novel Winter's Tale. The following year, she co-starred in Paul McGuigan's Victor Frankenstein.
cutenose  2/27/2017
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Jessica Sterling is known for being the wife of Colombian footballer David Ospina.
cutenose  2/9/2017
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Jessica Elin Maria Landström is a former Swedish football forward who has represented the Sweden women's national football team at the 2008 Olympic Football Tournament, the 2009 UEFA Women's Championship and the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. At club level she has played for Damallsvenskan teams Djurgårdens IF, Hammarby IF DFF, Linköpings FC and Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC. She has also played for 1. FFC Frankfurt of Germany and Sky Blue FC of the United States.
cutenose  1/21/2017
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Jessica White is an American model. White was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. She attended Kensington High School. At the age of 12, White was scouted in her hometown of Buffalo, New York, and had gone to Personal Best modeling school at age sixteen. After modeling for one week, her first job was an editorial for Vogue after meeting Anna Wintour. In Paris, she signed a contract with the IMG agency.
cutenose  1/20/2017
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My name is Jessica and people have always thought I was intelligent. I don't fit the media's depiction of the name.
JessicaGrace  12/8/2016
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My sister's name is Jessica and I think it is a beautiful name for a beautiful person, just like my kind-hearted sister.
miagreig  9/28/2016
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The name Jessica is so commonly used because it's the best name ever! Jessica is a really pretty name and people obviously use it because it's a good name. If it wasn't a good name, why would it be so common? I'll tell you guys again, JESSICA IS A WONDERFUL NAME!
― Anonymous User  9/15/2016
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Too 80/90's for me. I find it really dated, sorry.
helena1990  7/24/2016
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I think this is an extremely trashy and overused name, and sounds too ghetto for me.
― Anonymous User  7/5/2016
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This is my name and where I live people always mistakenly call me Jasmine for some reason.
― Anonymous User  5/7/2016
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The name itself is alright, ruined by the popularity though.
CaityCat  4/28/2016
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Blah.. Common.. overused.. Boring.
― Anonymous User  4/22/2016
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My name is Jessica Marie - Jessica after the Bene Gesserit/Reverend Mother in Dune, by Frank Herbert. (My mom is a sci-fi freak.)These women were part of a sisterhood of hard-core, well trained women with super human abilities. Think High-Priestess-Ninja-Goddess... I love that I am named after this character. Marie (an homage to Mary, as in the Mother of the Christ) is my maternal grandmother's middle name. She was an exceptional person! So I doubly love my name. When I was a girl in the 70's NOBODY else had this name and I never found any cutesy personalized items. Now, because the name has become so popular I indulge whenever I see something that strikes me. Re: nicknames I am Jessica and Jessica only to the world at large. My family sometimes calls me JBird because I am fierce, and somehow many of my lovers have found their way to Jezzabella because I am so lovely ;) Names are a very important aspect of our being, as we and others identify ourselves/us this way, and it links us to stories and history. If you are a Jessica and you dislike it - change it! And I noticed that all the Jessica haters were "anonymous"... are you the Lisas, Susans, Nancys, Barbaras?
TheJezzabella  4/21/2016
2
My name is Jessica and I don't like it because it has "sic" in it!
Jayejaye  2/24/2016
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Pretty, but common.
Espy  1/23/2016
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I rather like the name Jessica, though it's not one of my favourites. It can work on all kinds of women, and it can be formal or informal when it needs to be. I like the diminutive Jess, which I think is interesting because it is similar to the Esperanto word for "yes" ("jes").

The only drawback is that the name was extremely popular between about 1980 and about 2000, in a similar way to Jennifer in the 1970s. I'd wait another decade or two before using it on my own daughter.
YITYNR  1/6/2016
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Jessica Ennis-Hill is a British track and field athlete, specializing in multi-eventing disciplines and 100 meters hurdles.
CasualAngel  12/31/2015
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Jessica Jones of Marvel Comics and adaptations, notably the 2015 Netflix series where she is portrayed by Krysten Ritter.
Feorsteorra  11/25/2015
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I like this name. Although overused, if pronounced in French this is a very beautiful name.

Jessica
Zhe- si- kha

Je- In French the j is not pronounced hard, instead it is pronounced like a zhe.

I- is pronounced as an e sound.
cziehl  11/23/2015
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I named my daughter Jessica because I loved the name, that and my mother-in-law hated the name. We named her Jessica Reann which to me is a good strong name for a very strong willed person.
acabral  9/7/2015
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I like the name. My cousin is named Jessica, but we mostly call her Jess or Jessie. She loves the name and for some reason she has never met another person called Jessica.
― Anonymous User  2/14/2015
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I think it is rather dumb to judge someone by their name just because you've met people with that name that were idiots. My name is Jessica, where I am from it is not very common, I have only met about 3, maybe 4 Jessica's in person in my life I'd say. Not to toot my own horn, but I am smart, loving, caring and I'd never do anything bad to anyone. Oh, and I am the very opposite of promiscuous, you can ask my boyfriend about that. Even now that I've moved to a different country and live in a big capital now, I still haven't met more people with my name. So you might want to rethink.
jess11  1/18/2015
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Every Jessica I have ever met has either been rude, self-centered, or just plain stuck up, including my own cousin. Therefore I can't stand this name and avoid people with this name.
yo momma  1/14/2015
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Jessica is full of life and trouble. It's nickname Jess is boring.
fugfacedmermaid  12/27/2014
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My name is Jessica. I've always been fond of it, too. I like that everyone knows how to spell it and pronounce it. It's popularity doesn't bother me, I'm 22 and I've only ever known 3 other Jessica's. People call me Jess or Jessica - I prefer being called Jessica by people other than family. No one has ever called me Jessie thankfully, as far as I'm concerned that's an entirely different name.
NameObsession  12/20/2014
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Jessica Lynch was a supply specialist with the U.S. Army in Iraq who was captured by Iraqi forces and taken prisoner in 2003. She was rescued by U.S. Special Forces a week later, becoming the first American woman POW ever to be rescued.
lucky777  12/7/2014
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It's my name. I adore it. It's strong, different (despite its popularity) feminine, stylish, without being at all cutesy or "pink"... So many men I've met in my life have said it's always been their favourite girls/women's name, too. Love Jess or Jessie. Becoming much less used (finally) so go for it!
MollyMinni  12/4/2014
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Jessica Sanchez is an American singer and songwriter. She was the runner-up on the eleventh season of the reality show American Idol.
― Anonymous User  11/30/2014
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Jessica Ellen Cornish, better known by her stage name Jessie J, is an English singer and songwriter.
― Anonymous User  11/30/2014
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Jessica Anne Newham, better known by her stage name "Betty Who", is an Australian singer-songwriter and musician.
― Anonymous User  11/8/2014
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I think the name Jessica is stylish and pretty though it's just SO popular that I consider it BORING. :|
― Anonymous User  10/27/2014
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Jessica Hannah "Jess" Glynne (born 20 October 1989) is an British singer-songwriter. She has featured on Clean Bandit's songs "Rather Be" and "Real Love".
― Anonymous User  10/22/2014
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My name is Jessica. I know everyone says it's too common but I hardly ever hear it (I'm 39) and I've lived all over the US. I meet a few here or there. I've always thought of it as very uncommon.
I was named after Jessica Clause (Mrs. Santa Clause)
My mother was 8 months pregnant with me when she watched the movie "Santa Clause is coming to town". She told me that's where she got the idea :-)
My family has always called me Jess or Jessy/Jessie. People who first meet me always call me Jennifer :-( that's the only thing I dislike.
JessyMariah  9/13/2014
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My name is Jessica and I've found that the name is not as common as you are lead to believe. I only knew of one other Jessica in my entire high school. The name is a lot more unique than many other names and means "God beholds." Also, a person's name does not determine their character and it's very rude to say that it does.
― Anonymous User  8/16/2014
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A name does not define a person. It's foolish for so many of you to believe that it does. I find Jessica to be a beautiful name with nicknames such as "Jess" or "Jessie." Shakespeare happened to think the name was wonderful too.
― Anonymous User  8/16/2014
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If you're a Jessica and want to translate your name into Arabic, the proper way to spell it is "جإِسكا". If you type Jessica into a translator, it comes out "جيسيكا". This spells "Jeeseeca" and is phonetically wrong. Again, if you want the correct sound of your name, spell it "جإِسكا"
Ali Hassan  7/30/2014
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Jessica Paré is a Canadian film and television actress and singer.
― Anonymous User  7/14/2014
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My name is Jessica and I love the sound of my name, I just don't like how common it is... I sometimes wish that my name was more unique because then I would feel like my name is truly my own. I also feel like teachers, strangers, and people in general get so happy and excited when a person comes in with a pleasant but uncommon name. I think the world is changing and there are more names out there, so people won't feel like plain jane's, Jessica's or Ashley's anymore.

On the other hand, the name Jessica is popular for a reason! It is strong, beautiful, and has many nickname options (Jess, Jessa, Jessie). But still, I wish I had a unique name that I can call my own so I didn't have share my name and be Jessica A because there is already a Jess N, Jess K and Jess C in my class. I remember my teacher in 3rd grade said, "I will call you Jessica and I will call Jessica K Jess." I said, "but I want to be called Jess sometimes too!"
Lucia Wren  7/7/2014
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I really don't care about how popular it is. I love this name, I might just name my daughter it.
Lee Augustus  2/14/2014
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I'm going to be honest here. I don't find this name the least bit pretty or attractive. Just plain, boring Jessica. I have one good friend named Jessica and she is the kindest woman you can imagine, and she's certainly not plain or boring, just her name is.
I also can't help but think of how unimaginative your parents would have to be to name a girl this. Its been the #1 most popular girl's name for how many years?
~Peace.
― Anonymous User  10/27/2013
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Jessica Dobson is a guitarist for the alternative-rock band The Shins.
Oohvintage  8/9/2013
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This has been my favorite name since junior high, way before it became so popular. It was a little disappointing how extremely popular it became, but I guess a lot of people just felt about it the way I did! If I could have chosen my own name, I would have chosen this. If I'd had a daughter, this would have been her name. As it was, I wrote a book with the lead female character named Jessica, and I named my first dog Jessie after that character. Jess is my favorite nickname, and Jessie is also nice. I always picture Jessica as a brunette, I guess because I am a brunette and Jessica is sort of my alter-ego.
shadow1999  7/17/2013
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Jessica is my moms name and I think it is a very pretty, great name to use for a lovely little girl, but I don't like the nick names like jess, jessie.
― Anonymous User  5/10/2013
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Actually, Jessica IS in the Bible, just in the original Hebrew form 'Isska' (Iskah), like the first commenter said. Genesis 11:29 lists Iskah as one of the daughters of Haran. (The Latin Vulgate spells it 'Jescha.')
― Anonymous User  4/10/2013
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I know how popular Jessica is, but I love the name. It hasn't grown dated and it has been this way for 45 years, unlike Jennifer, which is ridiculous now.
Melys11  2/2/2013
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Jessica Alba is a famous actress.
Melys11  1/30/2013
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Doesn't stand out. I know tons. Variants:
Jessyka
Jessika
Jessyca
Nickname variants:
Jessi
Jessie
Jesse
Jessy
Jess
Jes
Jeka
SEC908  10/7/2012
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I love this name. It works perfectly at any age.
― Anonymous User  8/27/2012
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Jessica Ennis is a UK Olympic gold medalist.
― Anonymous User  8/19/2012
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Jessica is my name and I really like it! The fact it is popular doesn't bother me; it's timeless! I also go by the nickname Jess which I love.
Perfection! :)
Jess07  8/11/2012
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My name is Jessica Lucinda and I agree it is common, but lately I have rarely seen anyone aside from very young children, with the name. Most Jessica's I do know however, are very unique individuals.
jess2248  7/11/2012
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In Spanish, it's written as "Yessica" and pronounced "yeh-see-kah." [noted -ed]
Rin_0911  4/7/2012
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Overused, yes. But it is still classic and beautiful in my opinion. Like Jonathan it is a strong J name that has stood the test of time and will likely be popular for years to come. One of my best friends bears this name--Jessie for short--and she is fantastic person.
jbr1234  3/13/2012
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Common, overused. An okay name, though I do not really see why people WUV it.
Thumbs  3/7/2012
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I completely and utterly and totally ADORE this name!
Sure it may be overused or popular and kind of simple. But I just love it! It is so classic. So lovely. So girl next door wonderful. And I love "Jess" and "Jessie" nicknames.
AwAriDoll  2/16/2012
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The main character of the show "New Girl" is Jess which is short/nickname for Jessica. Played by Zooey Deschanel!
AwAriDoll  2/16/2012
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I like the name but it reminds me of a sketty teenager.
― Anonymous User  2/6/2012
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Jessica Simpson (singer & actress)
Jessica Wakefield (Sweet Valley High Character)

I think the name Jessica is a nice name. But it isn't one that really stands out.
Kimberley  8/19/2011
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Awesome name for a girl! I love it. Love nickname Jess or Jessie :)
1)smart
2)classic
3)girl next door
4)sweet
5)cute
adrenalinekat  6/15/2011
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I've always found this a rather plain name. I've always felt it looks better when shortened to Jess, or put with another name, like Jane. It's also so common now, that I've lost so much love for it. Sad face. :(
xsai  5/25/2011
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This become a very common name in Italy too. Sometimes spelled with G, Gessica. [noted -ed]
Lylianne  3/18/2011
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I think it's FAR too overused! Look at how many comments there are. There are around eight in my year. It's so common. I don't even really like the sound of it. Jes-SICK-a. No. Not a very nice name. Plain and boring. Even if it has a nice history, no ones gonna care or be interested when you tell them because it's such a common name anyway. And if someones says "you know Jessica?" they're just gonna go "which one?". I would never name my daughter this. It's like Sophie and Kate and so many other common names.
DidiGiraffe  2/23/2011
2
This is my friends surname, which I would not expect Jessica to be used as a surname. But in school, since they list it first, last name, all of our substitutes get confused and think her first name is Jessica, and then one sub got so confused because a lot of kids in my class had surnames you can use as first names, she ended up calling us all by our surnames. I still like the name though :)
megi99  2/23/2011
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This is my name and I absolutely hate it. No one says it properly. (At least where I live) As a name that was somewhat unique when given to me, it quickly became very popular. Jessica was way overdone for way too many years. I can't believe a name could stay in the top ten for as long as this did. It also never fit. I see it as the snob, spoiled, rich, mean, not as smart as she thinks she is, etc. I am currently searching for a new one to change it to. I probably should have done so sooner, as I am not exactly young now.
― Anonymous User  1/19/2011
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Jessica is the name of a character in Frank Herbert's "Dune".
Dracotorix  12/22/2010
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This is very very common. There are five Jessicas in my year at school.
rachypiesheepbaa  12/22/2010
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I like the sound of this name. It reminds me of Corsica.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2010
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Pretty, but very very overused.
Chrila96  10/4/2010
1
Jessica is also Czech form. Pronounced "JE-si-ka".
Jessica has 518th place in Top 1000 Czechia. It was borne by 607 little girls.
Website: http://www.mvcr.cz/sprava/informat/cetnost/index.html
MaggieSimpson  9/1/2010
2
Jessica is a lovely, beautiful name (my name!) - and not too common, because, actually I only know one other Jessica! My friends call me Jess (or Jessie) and I love it! It's just a shortened way of saying Jessica.
The definition I have heard of it means " The rich one" or "Wealthy"- and I have also heard the name is Hebrew.
From the Bible the man Jesse, remember?
Jessadude  7/20/2010
0
This is my first name. It's a nice, classical name, but I have always found it boring and far too common.
dancingintherain  7/11/2010
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This is my best friend's name, and I have always found it pretty! Even before I knew her. It's a bit popular, but why do you think it's popular? Maybe because people like that name?
kookiecrum10  6/21/2010
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A famous bearer of this name is the fictional Jessica Fletcher from Murder, She Wrote, played by Angela Lansbury. I quite like this name just because of Jessica Fletcher in Murder, She Wrote. :)
walesgal92  5/22/2010
1
Reminds me of a dumb, vain, spoilt and generally annoying teen. Maybe because I've only known 5 Jessicas and they've all been like that, but still.
I even think that it sounds ugly, so it's clearly on the never-list.
― Anonymous User  5/5/2010
4
Reminds me of annoying, ditsy teenage girls.
Aureliano  2/25/2010
2
My name is Jessica (I was born 1988 in Australia), and it wasn't until I reached University that I was the only Jessica in my entire year, rather a nice change from primary and high school! My parents didn't realise how popular it was at the time of naming me - they found the name in a book, and thought it was very pretty. I also think it's pretty, but a bit too common for my liking. I do like that it's of Shakespearean origin though; I find that very interesting. I always introduce myself as "Jess" instead of Jessica, because most people just naturally call me Jess. I think people stereotype the name far too easily - most Jess's I've known have been relatively ordinary, nice girls. ;)
aussiejess  2/15/2010
2
I like this name because you can shorten it to Jess or Jessi. Also this was supposed to be my middle name so I feel a certain attachment to it. I know a lot of girls named Jessica so it is quite common. Unless you want your child being called Jessica C. all her life you should pick something less common. But I still think it's a great name. Don't get me wrong.
GrapeGirl93  2/14/2010
4
This is my middle name and I'm so very pleased it's not my first name. I was named it for two of my great-grandmothers, one on my dad's side and one on my mum's. I've never really liked it because a) there were lots of girls called Jessica at my school and b) none of them were very nice! Since then I have met another Jessica, who preferred to be called Jess, and she was lovely. However, I think the name is very common in Britain, and would not consider passing it on to any children I had.
amanda82  2/10/2010
1
Nice origin, fresh name, but overused to a T.
lucyskydiamonds  1/17/2010
0
Jessica is a common name that makes me think of a boring, normal sort of "blah" person, but if she goes by "Jessie" then it becomes quite a bit better.
persistent swain  12/26/2009
2
Why sterotype a name? Every Jessica I know is a brunette. EVERY SINGLE ONE. It is the name of my sister. And she isn't an airhead or blond. She's a straight A brunette.
italiannames  12/26/2009
2
It may seem over-used today, but before the mid to late 80's it was considered a pretty unusual name. That's why my parents chose it - they wanted me to have a name no one else my age would have. They failed. In primary and high school, I was one of four 'Jessica's

I can't imagine being called anything else though - and no, I'm neither vapid, nor and airhead, nor a slut, thank you very much.
thegoddamnbatman  12/21/2009
1
Ew. This name is so overused I want to puke every time I hear it. Every time I meet someone named Jessica I call them by Jessica + their middle name - Jessica Marie, Jessica Lynn. Then it sounds better. Seriously I would not recommend this as a first name. Maybe as a middle name. (No offense to anyone with this name.)
Aurora Lynn  12/11/2009
1
Jessica Watson (born May 18, 1993) is an Australian sailor currently becoming the youngest person ever to sail around the world.
NASCAR MAN 14  12/6/2009
1
Jessica means "God beholds" or "Jehovah sees". My name is Jessica and I like going by Jessie. I like the meaning of the name Jessica.
Doglover  11/11/2009
1
Actress Jessica Szohr, born 31. March 1985, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Her last name is pronounced "shore".
MaggieSimpson  10/3/2009
2
Jessica Drew was the real name of the original Spider-Woman in the Marvel Comics universe.
vomiting  9/10/2009
0
Jessica Walter is an American actress born in 1941, famous most recently for her role as Lucille Bluth in the [hilarious!] sitcom Arrested Development.
vomiting  9/10/2009
0
Jessica is a pretty names, but it's too dated and I detest the unisex nicknames Jess and Jessie. However, Jessica sounds more classic than Jennifer.
― Anonymous User  8/13/2009
1
Jessica Sutta is a member of the Pussycat Dolls.
enchy  8/6/2009
-1
This is my name, and I can't say I love it. It is too common - at school I knew of at least three others in my year with it - and that gets annoying, even when you're little. I personally don't like the way it sounds, but there are worse names out there, and it's not a name you can really get picked on for. And it's usually pretty easy for people to pronounce and spell.
ILoveAllThePoison  8/1/2009
5
Jessica is incredibly common, but there's not much else wrong with it. It's spelt correctly and has a lovely origin.

Be grateful your parents didn't name you Jesycah. ;)
vomiting  4/23/2009
1
This is my best friend's name and I think it's awesome. There's loads of people I know with the name "Jessica", around and about, but there's still only one Jess, which makes it all nice. (: We always laugh at how "Jess/Jessica" is used so much in books - we just simply state she's famous and everyone wants her in their books.
00Jayd-Dani  3/20/2009
2
"Jessica" was a 2001 single by the Japanese metal band Dir En Grey, and also the name of the mother of Paul Atriedes in Frank Herbert's Dune books.
Phoenix-san  3/11/2009
1
I think this is a pretty name, but too popular in my generation. A nice and original nickname for Jessica is Decca, which is what the famous journalist Jessica Mitford was always called.
britto08  1/24/2009
0
Jessica is the name of a character in the Twilight saga.
― Anonymous User  12/30/2008
2
Like others have said, my name is Jessica, and I hate how common it is. I have never been the only Jessica or Jesse in my class. While too unusual is a problem, too common is just as bad.

Oh and to those saying all Jessicas are blond, you are mistaken.
― Anonymous User  12/25/2008
2
A lovely-sounding name, but, yes, it's becoming way too popular.
CanadianChibi  11/15/2008
3
Jessica Alba, (born 1981) American television and film actress.
samjaymc  11/8/2008
2
I quite like the name Jessica, but unfortunately it's becoming too popular these days.
― Anonymous User  11/1/2008
3
One of my school mates is named Jessica, but it is not very common in Norway (I have been living in many areas in the country, but have only met one girl with that name.) It is a very elegant, strong and youthful name.
EllyKash  10/30/2008
1
I have always hated being named Jessica. The name is so overused that I can never go anywhere without someone having the same name as me. You say Jessica down a crowded hall and half the girls will turn around, because if they arent named Jessica themselves, their sister or best friend is. Uggg. While Jessica might have a pretty ring to it, the fact that it is so overused negates that positive and the nicknames for it (Jess and Jessi) I thoroughly dislike. Especially since they sound like boy names. But millions of Jessica's later it is more trouble than it is worth to try and not get people to call you by those nicknames anyways. I hope I never give my kids a name that has been beaten into the ground this much!
Jeszika  10/22/2008
1
Jessica Stam, also known simply as Stam, is a Canadian model.
― Anonymous User  10/14/2008
0
Although the name Jessica is certainly not a "bad" name, it's hardly unique or special. Perhaps it's because of the overwhelming popularity of the name, but to me it's just very bland.
tiny_clever_outlet  10/4/2008
1
Jessica Kordová, a golfer, born 27th February, 1993.
Emilie007  9/5/2008
0
It's okay, but it's so popular it's not even funny. And then there are the annoying namesakes, like that braindead Jessica Simpson and that annoying overrated Jessica Alba. Not to mention all Jessicas on TV seem to be nasty airheads.
bananarama  8/8/2008
0
I also believe the name is excrutiatingly common and just sounds like a loose women. My take on it, like it or not.
― Anonymous User  7/28/2008
2
My name is Jessica, and though when I was little I disliked it very much due to its popularity I have learned to love it. My mother says she named me Jessica after my great-grandfather Jack. (apparently Jessica is the female version of Jack but I heard that it was a female version of Jesse.)
Fluffy_Thewerewolf.  6/30/2008
2
My name's Jessica, and my parents only gave it to me because it began with a J (touching, I know, lol). If this wasn't my name, I'd say it was alright, only the without the "Kuh". Jessie's prettier if you ask me. Since it is my name, yes I have to deal with often hearing my name and it not being to me, but it's no big deal. I have yet to have any identity crisis over having a name that's a little common. And it has a lovely meaning and stuff.
not_another_Jessica  6/22/2008
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This name evokes a picture of a spoilt superficial ultra-super-sweet-to-death cheerleader with a silly fake smile.
Silent85  6/15/2008
0
Well, for starters, this name is overused. Even the people who don't know a Jessica can probabaly name some 20 celebrities named Jessica. You can't exactly get a major number of nicknames out of this, which isn't the case with the likewise overused names Catherine and Elizabeth. Secondly, the name will most likely bring a cute, blonde, young, and rather dimwitted girl to mind. It has a bit of a bimbo reputation, and it is not really one of those names you can easily picture on adults. Anyway, it's not a hideous name, but it's nothing great either, so you should give it a rest.
slight night shiver  6/9/2008
3
Jessica Biel was an actress on the tv show 7th Heaven, and also the girlfriend of Justin Timberlake.
― Anonymous User  3/24/2008
3
Jessica is so overused it just gets old. It's hard to see the beauty of a name when everyone has it. On my high school softball team we have 3 Jessicas, it gets so confusing that we had to resort to just calling people by their last names.
b.lillian  3/20/2008
1
Jessica Weiner is an actionist and is included in the new book In Their Shoes by the author Deborah Reber.
Patricia Underwood  3/7/2008
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God's Grace, Gracious etc. (Hebrew.) That's it. Jeh- God etc. And Other websites have that no problem.
― Anonymous User  2/22/2008
0
Pronounced "YES-i-ka".
Karcoolka  2/15/2008
2
God I hate this name. It makes me cringe.
― Anonymous User  12/25/2007
2
My name is Jessica with the middle name Renee. I agree that it is obscenely over-used, but it's still a nice name that ages well. I'm glad my parents picked Jessica and not something so babyish like MacKenzie or Hayleigh. People call me Jess and Jessi.
jazzbaby  12/21/2007
1
My mother named me Jessica Rae so that she could call me 'Jessi-rae.' And although I don't much like that nickname or any of the others out there, I don't hate my name. No matter how common.
Fluffy_Thewerewolf.  11/27/2007
1
I don't really like this name. It is way too overused. All through school I have known multiple people named Jessica. I also don't like the "ica" sound of it. Just don't tell my sister that I said that because Jessica is her name (my dislike of it has nothing to do with it being her name). What were my parents thinking?
mingolando  11/21/2007
0
I hate this name. So sickly overused, so preppy and so boring.
― Anonymous User  11/15/2007
3
I go to school with 5 Jessicas, at least that I know of. In one class, I have 2 Jessica L's, in another, I have one Jessica L and one Jessica J. The other two Jessicas both have the same last initial and same middle name. However, one has a hyphenated last name, so that helps. I also know a Jessica K, a Jessica S, and several others whose last initals I'm forgetting.
It's a nice name, but as I've proven here, it's very confusing. Be wary of that when considering the name.
popular1  9/29/2007
3
There is the beautiful instrumental piece, Jessica, by the Allman Brothers Band.

Also, Jessica was very popular in the 80's and 90's, but it's popularity has been declining for years. I wouldn't say that the name is overused anymore. I don't think of any celebrities named Jessica when thinking of the name. I think of great music and great theatre.
KrisMichelle  9/1/2007
1
Jessica Mitford is a famous bearer of the name. Jo Rowling's daughter, Jessica Isabel Rowling Arantes was named for Mitford.
KrisMichelle  9/1/2007
1
I've known LOTS of girls named Jessica. They're all different. Some are smart, some are dumb. Some are nice and some are mean.

I do like this name, but because it is SO common, I wouldn't use it. There were about 5 Jessicas in my class in elementry. It was just too confusing.
joanie2007  8/6/2007
2
I know several people named Jessica and they are all very nice but I would never name my kid this, it's too common.
aja3  8/2/2007
3
I like the name Jessica. I know 3 and they are all dark haired.
inky  6/18/2007
0
One word describes this name in the USA: OVERUSED. If I meet one more Jessica, I'm going to scream. Curiously, all of them are blonde. I've never met a brunette, redhead or blackhaired Jessica.
VictoriaCalledTori  5/31/2007
1
Unfortunately there are brunette Jessicas too, I know a number of them. I think it's a pretty name but it really is way overused.
― Anonymous User  6/8/2007
2
My name is Jessica, and I go by Jecca. It's very original, I've only known of 2 other Jeccas.
quigonjecca  5/29/2007
2
I think this name is pretty. It reminds me of a fun, happy girl. However, this name is starting to get SO POPULAR!
CharlieRob  5/5/2007
2
I find Jessica too trendy, popular, overused and boring. I worked with two Jessicas and there were multiple in my school. It's another name I dislike and I wish it would not be used so much.
Missy  4/21/2007
1
It sounds cool. I like -ica names. This is my best friend's name.
― Anonymous User  4/19/2007
3
Heya, my name is Jessica and everyone on here is saying that my name is 'this and that' and that it is very common but it's not really! I mean I only know 1 other Jessica and she is only a baby! I think it is more popular in the U.S.A than over here in England.
jecca  3/28/2007
3
Never liked this name, and the nicknames are awful! Jess, Jessie, Jesse. Yuck!
― Anonymous User  3/3/2007
1
Jessica reminds me of pink bubble gum lol. It’s a very sweet name though!
katiedid  2/27/2007
1
I'm not sure why exactly, but I've never really liked this name. Maybe it's because I knew a Jessica in primary school who was a bit odd. I'm not sure. I don't really like the "jess" sound in names, I guess.
scarletquillraven  2/19/2007
1
Jessica Darling is a character in Sloppy Firsts, Second Helpings, and Charmed Thirds, they are written by Megan McCafferty.
― Anonymous User  2/6/2007
3
My name is Jessica, and I find it way too common. My mom told me that she named me after Carly Simon's song "Jesse". So, I use Carly as my nickname.
carly_89  2/4/2007
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I have my name, Jessica, and I kind of like it. Well, I have my own nickname: Jessibee, Jessie Bee, sometime Jezzie, or Jazzie (rare). It won't get confused.
― Anonymous User  1/13/2007
3
Jessica is my mom's name. She said when she was a kid there were barely any Jessica's. I love the name, too.
april14  1/9/2007
1
My name is Jessica. It is far too common. I would rather have an original name rather than one that's like "oh yea there are seven of them in my class" Seriously, I have known more Jessica's than I can count. The only nice part of my name is that my initials happen to be "JES" therefor making it a tiny bit original. Honestly, give Jessica a break. Just to note, all the celebs that have this name make me want to die.
thenamesjes  1/9/2007
4
This is my name and, personally, I don't mind it. Although I haven't really known all that many Jessica's throughout my life, I am well aware that there are several out there, and I find that it has practically no originality. I don't like it, I don't hate it, but I like my nickname from it because, well, I don't know a single other 'Jesi' out there. :)
m3ssyjesi  1/9/2007
3
I'm sorry to disagree, but even though Jessica was a trendy name, I don't think there are too many of them. I do agree that, in a hundred years or so, this name will sound "fresher" as you put it, but I think that, for now Jessica is a beautiful name! My name is Jessica, and I am young. I really like my name and I find that I have a name that is fun, easy to spell and great to grow up with!
― Anonymous User  1/2/2007
1
Way too many Jessica and Ashleys in the world! Those names need to drop off the face of the earth for about 50 years, until most of the people with these names have died, and then make a come-back when they will sound a little fresher.
― Anonymous User  12/12/2006
1
It is a very lovely name, ignoring the fact that it is sort of popular.
― Anonymous User  12/3/2006
1
My name is Jessica and I really like it. I live in Spain and it's not common over here so I haven't got any problems with popularity. The Spanish version of Jessica is Juana and that's very popular. They also write it with a y: Yesica. I find it awful.
6diablesse6  11/25/2006
2
My name is Jessica and my middle name is Marie. Both are all too generic for me so I really don't like my name that much. There are at least 7 others with it in my grade alone. Although I do like the name Jess, which is what I go by. I'd rather be named Tessa.
septsweetie99  11/16/2006
1
Listen to the German pronunciation of Jessica here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
_satu_  9/3/2006
1
This is a nice, but popular name. I like the nicknames, Jess, and Jessie.
Emma McHnery  9/3/2006
1
The singer Jessica Jay. Two of her hits are the songs "Chilly Cha Cha" and "Casablanca".
iva_toneva  8/21/2006
3
Hey! We all forgot "Baby Jessica Mcclure" who got married in January of 2006. This famous bearer captivated the hearts of America in 1987, when the, then 18-month-old fell into an abandoned well and was rescued.
Starla-Marie_1993  8/12/2006
2
Jessica is a popular name in Italy too.
Psycho_Princess  8/10/2006
2
I was almost given this name, and I am glad I wasn't, because it's too common in my generation and there aren't many pretty abbreviations. Beware that if you name your daughter Jessica she will be one of many!
― Anonymous User  8/9/2006
0
Firstly, I don't think it's right for people to say, "anyone who's considering this name should reconsider." Isn't that forcing your opinion on someone else a little too harshly?
I have a cousin who would like to name her children all classic Jewish names. She has one child already, Jacob. And if she has another boy, it will be Joseph. If a girl, Rachel. I suggested Jessica, if she has two girls. It doesn't go perfectly, but it's a beautiful name.
I especially started appreciating it when I found out J. K. Rowling's daughter was Jessica.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2006
3
For some reason, when I think of the name Jessica, I don't associate it with Jessica Simpson. Not that I don't like Jessica Simpson, but for some reason, when I think of the name Jessica, it reminds me of a sophisticated person; a Shakespearean character.
LoveTheNameMackenzie  8/9/2006
1
Jessica is a great name! I named my first daughter this. She is named after my sister (Jessica).
luvmygirls0406  8/9/2006
1
Jessica sounds pretty, but I know three who all dislike the name because of the popularity and have all taken nicknames.
indigopearl  8/1/2006
3
One famous bearer is Jessica Rabbit from the movie (and also book, though I haven't read it) "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?".
Belldandy  7/29/2006
3
This is Sarah Jessica Parker's middle name.
― Anonymous User  7/27/2006
1
I know that this name is SOOO popular, but for me, it is and always will be a lively, simple and classic favorite of mine. :) Now, I have to wait until the popularities go down completely before I would consider it for my future daughter. I think that this is, unlike MaryJane, Norma, Edna and Hildegarde (whatever that means), this name will never loose its charm. At least not for a long, long time. Peace Out!
Starla-Marie_1993  7/14/2006
0
I have also seen this spelled Jessicka, and that is my personal favorite spelling.
dramaelf  7/9/2006
1
In my opinion this is a very beautiful name with a strong biblical background and although it is over used in the USA I must say here in Ireland it is not so much so (at least where I live) as I only know 3 people with the name myself. It is also the name of one of my nieces and she loves it (but often shortens it to Jesse).
― Anonymous User  5/15/2006
1
My niece's name is Jessica. She finds it too common and wishes she had something more original. Aside from it being too popular, I think it is a pretty name.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
1
Jessica is my name and I have always felt like it's too common for my liking. Still, I am rarely ever called Jessica because of my nicknames; Jess and Jessi.
JMagickPrincess  4/13/2006
2
Talented actress Jessica Alba bears this name. Probably the hottest woman in the world.
rosco kid  4/13/2006
7
My name is Jessica and while people say it is very common, I think it is rather rude for people to leave comments saying such things as Jessicas are promiscuous, silly, or airheads. You cannot judge everyone with a certain name just because you have met other people with that name who act a certain way. I mean come on, there's more to people than their names. I happen to enjoy my name and I don't know very many other Jessicas so I consider myself lucky. You can still be an individual even if other people have your name too.
jgoleb1  4/4/2006
1
This name is used an awful lot (I had a class during my senior year in high school with no less then three Jessicas), but it remains a beautiful name. All the Jessicas I've known have also been unique individuals.
Weirdo87  4/4/2006
4
Jessicas are always silly!
lindamaree  3/8/2006
-1
It's much too overused, and many, many of girls I have personally known named Jessica have been indiscriminately promiscuous and/or airheads.
Hart  2/9/2006
0
The name Yiskah (יסכה) actually comes from the Hebrew root sachah (סכה) which means "to see." Adding the yud implies future tense which makes the name imply "to vision" or "to see into the future."

I'm not sure where this meaning "God beholds" comes from--I have seen it on other name sites but in my research, which included midrash (commentary on the Torah) of both classical and contemporary scholars, I've never seen this meaning. Also, I've seen many places cite that Jessica is a feminine form of Jesse (Yishai in Hebrew) which is also most likely incorrect--although we don't know what Shakespeare was thinking. ;)
― Anonymous User  1/30/2006
2
Too common, overused. I hate it.
ender  1/23/2006
2
I think the name Jessica is too overused considering it's not a great name. If you're considering this name for your child think about how she may be one of many at school.
― Anonymous User  1/12/2006
1
Actress Jessica Lange is a famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  12/23/2005
1
Bruce Springsteen has a daughter named Jessica Rae.
― Anonymous User  12/22/2005
3
Actress Jessica Tandy (born Jessie Alice Tandy; June 7, 1909- September 11, 1994) is a famous bearer of this name. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in "Driving Miss Daisy" (1989). She is the eldest woman ever to receive that award.
AndrewJKD  12/19/2005
1
Jessica is my name and I've always loved it! I was named after my great-grandmother. I wouldn't change it! I like my middle name too, Joan!
jessica22  11/29/2005
-3
Jessica is a variation of Jane. And has the same meaning: graceful white lily. Love it!
jessica22  11/29/2005
4
"No! Jessica and Jane are not related and neither mean lily. Presumably, the meaning you are thinking of it for Jessamyn/Jessamine, which is its meaning, approximately. The name Jessica is unrelated to Jane, however, the name Jessie was formerly used, particularly in Scotland circa the 19th century, as a nickname for Jane; in that form, it was actually unrelated to Jessica.
― Anonymous User  6/2/2007
3
I think it's a very pretty name, even if it is common.
― Anonymous User  11/3/2005
2
I think this is a brilliant name!
― Anonymous User  11/1/2005
1
Jessica Simpson (born Jessica Ann Simpson on July 10, 1980) is also an actress. At the age of 12, she made an unsuccessful attempt to be a character on "The New Mickey Mouse Club". Other singers that tried out and made it were Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera. She made her singing debut on November 23, 1999, when her popular album "Sweet Kisses" came out. She recently starred as Daisy Duke in "The Dukes of Hazzard" and I've heard that another movie "Room Service", will appear in 2006.
AndrewJKD  8/11/2005
2
My favourite book is Bryce Courtenay's award winning novel 'Jessica'.
― Anonymous User  8/6/2005
-1
The name comes from Hebrew and it means woman of wealth.
j_benz  7/23/2005
4
Jessica Rowling is the eldest child of famous Harry Potter author JK Rowling.
skywalker  7/3/2005
-3
Jessica comes from the Hebrew name Isska, means "one who sees". It is the middle name of Sarah, Abraham's wife in the Bible.
Miss Claire  5/23/2005
6
Jessica is a lovely name, but it is not mentioned in the Bible. Sarah, Abraham's wife, is not given a middle name in the Scriptures.
breakofday  5/23/2006

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