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The name Jessica is of Hebrew origin, and is a feminine form of Jesse.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Jessica has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Jessica
Use of the Name Jessica for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
997,704 992,377 833,033 168,773 61,137 19,733 9,337
The table below indicates the number of times the name Jessica has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Jessica
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
18807057  
18817157  
18827108  
18838666  
188457314  
18858757  
188671211  
18878988  
188860218  
18899279  
189062718  
189173514  
189281214  
189377715  
1894    
189573319  
1896    
1897    
189898713  
189989414  
190077023  
1901    
1902    
190388016  
190492116  
190591117  
190688618  
190793117  
190898317  
190998018  
191083627  
191196921  
191284036  
1913    
191491242  
191588755  
191694453  
191793755  
191896556  
1919    
1920    
1921    
1922    
1923    
1924    
1925    
1926    
1927    
1928    
1929    
1930    
1931    
1932    
1933    
1934    
193599848  
1936    
193781571  
1938    
193978077  
194091961  
194180880  
1942667127  
1943687122  
1944667123  
1945633133  
1946507240  
1947385429  
1948353481  
1949393407  
1950399403  
1951379465  
1952387451  
1953382497  
1954424423  
1955459387  
1956451408  
1957432474  
1958402528  
1959414523  
1960405559  
1961372667  
1962319867  
19632651,119  
19642621,169  
19652161,528  
19661951,664  
19671831,760  
19681771,840  
19691342,483  
1970984,017  
1971645,348  
1972466,196  
1973347,226  
19741710,647  
19751312,913  
1976818,359  
1977424,82889590
1978326,08288794
1979427,752816114
1980333,903782125
1981242,481671165
1982245,405633188
1983245,238614194
1984245,821642179
1985148,330578229
1986152,594604217
1987155,973581244
1988151,456636224
1989147,869621253
1990146,439865140
1991243,386973120
1992238,316  
1993134,962  
1994132,087  
1995127,918  
1996224,165  
1997221,027  
1998818,209  
1999916,317  
2000815,666  
20011113,876  
20021611,862  
20031810,396  
2004219,337  
Totals:  997,704 2,576

During the last 125 years, parents have used Jessica as a girl's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are slightly lower than actual counts because the name Jessica appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 101 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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