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Meaning and Origin of: Jesse

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Hebrew : Wealth
  • Hebrew : Wealth

Last name origin & meaning:

  • North German : from a short form of the personal name Jesper, a Low German form of Kaspar.
  • South German : from a reduced form of the personal name Johannes (see John).
  • Eastern German (of Slavic origin) : topographic name from Czech jes(en) ‘ash tree’.
  • English : from a short form of Jessup.
  • French : from Old French jaisse ‘chick pea’; probably a metonymic occupational name for a grower of chick peas or a topographic name.

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