Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:7827
Meaning:God exists; Gift of God
Jess is a boy's and girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God exists" and "gift of God." This gender-neutral short form is a diminutive of the feminine "Jessica" and a variant of "Jesse" and "Jessie." 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.

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