Name Jess - Meaning and origin

Name Jess - Meaning and origin

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Origin of first name:

Anglo-Saxons, Courts

Meaning of the name:

Diminutive of Jessica, Jess comes from Hebrew Yiskah, which can be transcribed by "Iahvé regards".

The appearance of Jessica in Shakespeare's work "The Merchant of Venice" contributed particularly to the popularization of the first name and its variants, in this case Jess, in the Anglo-Saxon countries.


American actress Jess Weixler, British singer Jess Glynne, British singer-songwriter Jess Mills, American comedian Jess Walton ...

Jess has for patron saint Jesse. Jesse or Isai is the father of King David. He is at the origin of the Tree of Jesse, a metaphor for the sonship of Jesus Christ. This particularly virtuous man taught the Torah to the crowds. In the rabbinical tradition, Jesse is one of the eight "Princes of Mankind".

His character :

Jess is asked and not very talkative. However, she is not introverted. Sociable and friendly, she attaches particular importance to human contact. Testifying to a deep sense of friendship, Jess is loyal and a little altruistic. She likes to lend a hand to those who need it.

Independent, Jess does not hesitate to take control of his destiny from an early age. A touch-to-all, she goes on activities and is always applied. Explosive and dynamic, she demonstrates resourcefulness and perseverance. His superficial intelligence and overflowing imagination are the keys to his success.


Jessica, Jesse, Jessie, Jessy, Jessalyne, Jessalyn, Jessika ...

His party :

The people named Jess are honored on November 4, in tribute to Saint Jessé.

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