Jessica

Jessica - A very unique female name



  Jun 25,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Jessica appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #897. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Jessica and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Jessica? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Jessica. The baby girl name Jessica was given to 2,276 baby girls in 2012, ranking #138 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 621 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Jessica peaked in popularity 34 years ago in 1985 on position 1.



Famous with this name

Jessica Alba
Jessica Chastain
Jessica Moore


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Jessica is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Jessica is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #82 - and is the least popular in Colorado at position #274.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Jessica is where you live.


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Jessica origin and meaning

Jessica is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Jessica, pop culture references for the name Jessica and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Jessica

We've found the following names that sound similar to Jessica, sorted by popularity.

Joyce / Jo / Jessie / Joy / Jackie / Josie / Joe / Jesse / Jaycee / Jacey /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012138
2011120
201092
200978
200860
200742
200632
200527
200421
200318
200216
200111
20008
19999
19988
19972
19962
19951
19941
19931
19922
19912
19901
19891
19881
19871
19861
19851
19842
19832
19822
19812
19803
19794
19783
19774
19768
197513
197417
197334
197246
197164
197098
1969134
1968175
1967183
1966195
1965214
1964264
1963263
1962321
1961371
1960400
1959414
1958407
1957435
1956451
1955462
1954429
1953381
1952385
1951369
1950400
1949384
1948354
1947381
1946512
1945685
1944676
1943740
1942692
1941779
1940942
1939869
19381103
1937866
1936972
19351177
19341139
19331148
19321158
19311281
19301488
19291261
19281354
19271230
19251466
19241368
19231040
19221265
19211258
19201161
19181083
19171255
19161093
1915921
19141056
19131034
1912776
1911885
1910897

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California82
Alaska86
Arizona101
New Jersey105
New York110
Illinois114
Massachusetts118
Washington118
Hawaii120
Oregon123
Texas128
Georgia137
Pennsylvania140
Connecticut140
Maryland149
Indiana150
Florida154
North Carolina157
District of Columbia158
Tennessee159
Missouri167
Kentucky168
West Virginia172
Arkansas173
Utah182
Nebraska183
Alabama185
Ohio187
Idaho200
Oklahoma201
South Carolina201
Michigan203
Nevada205
Minnesota209
Kansas219
Virginia222
Wisconsin224
Mississippi230
Iowa241
Louisiana246
New Mexico250
Colorado274

Even more about Jessica


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Jessica a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Jessica?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1985
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Jessica
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 621
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +2,276

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