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Jessica

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Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: a name created by William Shakespeare for his play The Merchant of Venice (1596), likely basing it on an existing name, Iscah (which would have been known as Jescha in his time) from Hebrew Yiskah meaning "to behold", "foresight" or "one who looks forth".

Nicknames: Jess, Jessie/Jessy


Variants:
  • Jessika (German, English)
  • Gessica (Italian)
  • Yessica (Spanish)
  • Iscah (Hebrew) 
  • Yiskah (Hebrew)
  • Jescha 
  • Iekika (Hawaiian)





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