US Popularity:362
Meaning:the Lord exists
Jesse is a gender-neutral baby name of Hebrew origin. If you intend to raise baby religiously, you may appreciate the meaning, “the Lord exists.” In the Hebrew Bible, Jesse, or Isai, is first recognized in the Old Testament. Jesse was known as the father of King David and a sheep farmer in the heart of Bethlehem. It’s also believed that the phrase “root of Jesse” was commonly used to describe David and the rest of their large family tree. With a name like Jesse, baby can carry the joy of their faith and family wherever they go.

Famous People Named Jesse

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Jesse Eisenberg
  • Jesse Metcalf
  • Jesse Owens
    Olympic Runner
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson
    TV Actor

Jesse Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Jesse is currently #193 on The Bump
Boy:Jesse is currently #110 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Jesse is currently #147 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Jesse is currently #362 in U.S. births
Boy:Jesse is currently #203 in U.S. births
Girl:Jesse is currently #2464 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 715
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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