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Jessica is a Baby Girl Name

Find out the meaning behind the name 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).

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Popularity of Jessica

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Characteristics of Jessica

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Celebrity with the name Jessica

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