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Jessica

This fun-sounding name made its debut in Shakespeare’s play The Merchant of Venice. However, for many people, the name Jessica will forever be associated with the 80s when the name was the queen bee of the in crowd for ten years as evidenced by the massive numbers of parents who named their daughters Jessica during that time. (Hence the many celebrities who share the name like Jessica Biel, Jessica Simpson, Jessica Alba, and who could forget, Jessica Rabbit?) The name has waned in popularity along with another child of the 80s, Lindsay Lohan, but still remains in the top 100 (unlike Ms. Lohan).

Origin

  • hebrew: Rich, God beholds

Syllables: 3

International Variations

Famous Namesakes:

Actress Jessica Biel, Actress Jessica Alba, Entertainer Jessica Simpson, Actress Jessica Lange, Actress Jessica Tandy

Celebrity Babies:

Daughter of Ozzy Osbourne, Daughter of Jeff Bridges, Daughter of Kate and Robert Capshaw, Daughter of Roseanne and Bill Pentland, Daughter of Bruce Springsteen

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