US Popularity:8979
Origin:Hebrew
Meaning:Wealthy; God exists; Gift; To behold, one who looks forth
Jess is a boy's and girl's name of Hebrew origin with multiple meanings. Derived from Jesse, Jess translates to “wealthy,” “God exists,” or “gift.” This short name is also a diminutive of the feminine Jessica and Iscah, which also means “wealthy,” as well as “to behold” and “one who looks forth.” A spunky standalone name, Jess often features in popular culture, with leading fictional characters bearing the name in shows like Gilmore Girls and New Girl. This modern name also holds strong links to the past, with the title Jessica appearing in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice. Bursting with positive affirmations, baby Jess is sure to present parents with their source of joy and love.

Jess Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Jess is currently #2682 on The Bump
Boy:Jess is currently #1844 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Jess is currently #1497 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Jess is currently #8979 in U.S. births
Boy:Jess is currently #12240 in U.S. births
Girl:Jess is currently #19727 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2022
Gender:
Girl
#19727
in 2022
+ 7049
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
Sources
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 169, 436

  • Behnd the Name, Jess, February 2019

  • Behind the Name, Jessica, June 2023

  • Behnd the Name, Jesse, June 2023

  • Name Doctor, Jess

  • WordSense Dictionary, Jessica

  • Name Doctor, Jessie (1)

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