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Jessica Name Meaning and Origin

Jessica Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Rich, God beholds, Foresight

Name Origin


Jessica originates from the Hebrew name Yiskah, meaning 'God beholds'. It gained popularity after being used by Shakespeare in 'The Merchant of Venice'. The name is also associated with foresight and wealth.

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Jessica Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Jessica is easy to pronounce with a clear and familiar sound, making it a popular choice for girls' names.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Jessica has a smooth rhythm with two syllables that flow well together, making it pleasant to hear and say.

Famous People Named Jessica

Find celebrities with this name and see how they shine in their respective fields.

● Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba is an American actress known for her roles in 'Sin City' and 'Fantastic Four'. She is also a successful businesswoman, founding The Honest Company.

● Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel is an American actress and producer, best known for her roles in '7th Heaven' and 'The Sinner'. She is also married to singer Justin Timberlake.

● Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain is an American actress and producer, known for her roles in films like 'Zero Dark Thirty' and 'The Help'. She is a two-time Academy Award nominee.

● Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson is an American singer, actress, and fashion designer. She rose to fame as a pop singer and later found success in the fashion industry.

Jessica Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Jessica

The name Jessica does not typically evoke negative characters or cultural symbols. It is a widely accepted and popular name that is associated with positive attributes like strength and beauty.

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