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JESSICA

Meaning: God Beholds
Main Origin Language: English
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In 2017 the name Jessica...

• was given to 1,271 baby girls
• was the 248th most popular name for baby girls
• was 77% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in California, Arizona, and Montana
• was least popular in South Dakota, Maine, and West Virginia
• was about as popular as Maggie and Remi
Babies Named Jessica Born Per Year
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Rank
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Jessica...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1987
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1955
• is 351% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 93% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Amber, Alisha, Taneisha, Dustin, Casey, Jarvis
• has the most opposite popularity history to Una, Carmella, Cozette, Darwin, Gus, Wiley
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Jessica Per State
(2017)
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Geographically the name Jessica...

• 24% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Melissa, Matilda, Kimberly, Javier, Omar, Erick
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Alexis, Riley, Ella, Brayden, Caleb, Gavin
Boy Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Jessica by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Jessica are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Jessica will be the only kid named Jessica in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Jessica compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Jessica rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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