Is your baby the biggest gift of all? Then the name Jesse might be appropriate. Meaning “gift” in Hebrew, the biblical Jesse was the father of King David. While not as popular as it was back in its heyday of the 1880s, it’s still considered a strong and timeless moniker. And come on, who doesn’t want to be Jesse’s girl? (Insert groan here.)


  • english:
  • hebrew: God exists, wealthy

Alternative Spellings


Famous Namesakes:

Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Actor Jesse Eisenberg, Outlaw Jesse James, Politician Jesse Jackson, Athlete Jesse Owens

Celebrity Babies:

Son of Bob Dylan, Son of Jon Bon Jovi, Son of Patti Smith, Son of James Brolin