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Pronunciation

ʤɛsi

Origin

English, Dutch

Meaning

This charming and bouncy little name is all dynamism and energy. Jesse James, the daring stagecoach robber and outlaw comes to mind! Outdoorsy, smiling and full of adventure, the name Jesse perhaps feels so happy because you have to smile just to say it! This name is so lively; it feels modern but it is in fact quite ancient. It's from the old Hebrew and means the wonderfully handsome 'gift'. In Germany, Jesse is also the fun nickname for Kasper, Johannes and Jesper.

Rank in the year 2015

Jesse was ranked #315 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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