Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. JEHS-ee(English)
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Meaning & History

Originally a Scots diminutive of Jean 2. In modern times it is also used as a diminutive of Jessica.

Related Names

VariantsTeasag(Scottish Gaelic) Jess, Jessa, Jessi, Jessy, Jessye(English)
Other Languages & CulturesShavon, Shavonne(African American) Xhesika(Albanian) Jone(Basque) Zhanna(Belarusian) Jescha, Joanna, Iscah(Biblical) Ioanna(Biblical Greek) Yiskah(Biblical Hebrew) Iohanna(Biblical Latin) Yanna(Breton) Ioana, Ivana, Yana, Yanka, Yoana(Bulgarian) Joana, Jana(Catalan) Ghjuvanna(Corsican) Ivana(Croatian) Ivana, Jana, Johana, Žaneta(Czech) Jessica, Johanna, Johanne, Jeanette(Danish) Jana, Janna, Jessica, Johanna, Janine, Jeanette, Jeanine, Jeannette, Jenny(Dutch) Janeth(Eastern African) Jaana, Jana, Janika, Johanna(Estonian) Jóna(Faroese) Janika, Janina, Johanna, Jenna, Jenni, Jenny(Finnish) Jeanne, Jessica, Jessy, Johanne, Janine, Jeanette, Jeanine, Jeannette, Jeannine(French) Xoana(Galician) Jana, Janina, Jessica, Jessika, Johanna, Janine, Jenny(German) Gianna, Ioanna, Yanna, Yianna(Greek) Iekika(Hawaiian) Dzsesszika, Johanna, Zsanett(Hungarian) Jóhanna, Jóna, Jenný(Icelandic) Síne, Siobhán, Sinéad(Irish) Gessica, Giovanna, Jessica(Italian) Johanna(Late Roman) Jana, Janīna, Žanna(Latvian) Janina, Žaneta(Lithuanian) Ivana, Jovana(Macedonian) Jehanne, Johanne(Medieval French) Jessica, Johanna, Johanne, Jeanette, Jenny(Norwegian) Janina, Joanna, Żaneta(Polish) Jéssica, Joana(Portuguese) Ioana(Romanian) Yana, Zhanna, Zhannochka(Russian) Giuanna(Sardinian) Ivana, Jovana(Serbian) Ivana, Jana, Žaneta(Slovak) Ivana, Jana(Slovene) Jésica, Jéssica, Jessica, Juana, Yésica, Yéssica, Jenny(Spanish) Johana, Janeth(Spanish (Latin American)) Janina, Janna, Jessica, Johanna, Jeanette, Jennie, Jenny(Swedish) Ivanna, Yana, Zhanna(Ukrainian) Shan, Siân, Siwan, Siana, Siani, Sioned(Welsh)
Same SpellingJessie 2

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Entry updated January 21, 2022