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125 Cute Nicknames for Jessica

Are you looking for a cute nickname for Jessica? Perhaps your baby daughter or niece is called Jessica and you want to give her a really cute nickname, something a bit more interesting than Jess. 

In this article, we will share over 100 cute nicknames for Jessica. Some are popular, some are unique and some are sort of funny too.

You are sure to find a nickname to match your Jessica’s little personality in this list. If your imagination is running dry when it comes to finding the perfect nickname for Jessica, read on for lots of inspiration. 

But first, let’s take a look at the origins and meaning of the name Jessica.

The Meaning of Jessica 

The name Jessica was first used by William Shakespeare for one of his characters in his 16th-century play, The Merchant of Venice. It is not known exactly how Shakespeare came up with the name Jessica, but it is believed he likely used the name Iscah for inspiration.

Iscah (or Yiskah) is a female name that comes from the Old Testament. The Hebrew name Yiskah means ‘God beholds’ or ‘sight’.

Jessica has been a popular name for baby girls over the years and was the number one most popular girl’s name in the USA between 1985 and 1990. Jessica hit the top spot again from 1993 until 1995.

Jessica remained in the top 100 names for girls in the US right up until 2011, since then its popularity has begun to wane.  

Popular Nicknames For Jessica 

When it comes to deciding on a nickname for Jessica, there are quite a few obvious choices. Check out our list of the well-known nicknames for Jessica: 

  1. Jess
  2. Jessy
  3. Jessi 
  4. Jesca 
  5. Jay
  6. Jes
  7. Jessa
  8. Jesse
  9. JJ 
  10. Jessie

Funny Nicknames For Jessica

Maybe your Jessica is always making you laugh and you want to find a nickname to match her funny personality. Here is a list of funny nicknames for Jessica that might be perfect for your little one.

  1. Messy Jessy
  2. Jess The Best 
  3. Jessy Poo 
  4. Jessie Car 
  5. Jelly Jess 
  6. Jess Jess
  7. Jessiface 
  8. Jumping Jess
  9. Jessicant 
  10. Jessy Jelly 
  11.  Jazzy Jess
  12.  Jello
  13.  Jeff 
  14. Jiggles 
  15. Jessy Pickle 
  16. Jessisaurus 
  17. Jess the Mess
  18. Jora 
  19. Jazz
  20. Jokey Jess

Cute Nicknames for Jessica 

Jessica is a beautiful name and it is definitely deserving of a cute and sweet nickname. Don’t want to just your daughter Jessica? Here are some cute nicknames you could use instead.

  1. Jessimia
  2. Jesseca
  3. Jessy Bear 
  4. Jessy Boo 
  5. Jessy Baby 
  6. Princess JJ
  7.  Jaisey 
  8. Jae 
  9. Yesi 
  10. Jaycee
  11. Kika 
  12. Jexi 
  13. Jessi Cat
  14. Jessy Dear 
  15. Miss J
  16. Jessy Mouse 
  17. Jessica J
  18. Jezzee 
  19. Baby J
  20. Sica 
  21. Jescute 
  22. Darling J

Cool Nicknames For Jessica 

Some of the best nicknames are so memorable simply because of their cool factor. Your little girl might not suit a cute nickname for Jessica, she might prefer something that sounds cool and modern. Here are some ideas for a cool nickname for Jessica.

  1. Queen J
  2. Jay-mazing
  3. Estella
  4. Jessed 
  5. Jaggie 
  6. Jorg
  7. Jedi
  8. Sika 
  9. Jebino
  10. Jezzy
  11. Jessy Cool 
  12. Jey-Jey 
  13. Jessimania
  14. CaCa 
  15. Jesbee
  16. Icah 
  17. Chika
  18. Jiggles

Unique Nicknames For Jessica 

The majority of nicknames are unique because they are usually tailored to the person. Nicknames often stem from an event, someone’s personality, or just because they suit the person.

If you are struggling to come up with a nickname for your Jessica, here are some unique nicknames for you to choose from.

  1. Jenica
  2. Jammy
  3. Jessie Tickles
  4. Jezzica 
  5. Jessicarita 
  6. Jenkins
  7. Jezyca 
  8. Jessicara 
  9. Jecasi 
  10. Jessabeth 
  11. Jessizzle
  12. Jerry
  13. Jessy Joe 
  14. JiJi 
  15. Yessy 
  16. Yeska 
  17. Jay Bae 
  18. Jessalyn 
  19. Yessica 
  20. Bless Jess 

Beautiful Nicknames For Jessica 

A beautiful name needs a beautiful nickname. Jessica is a classic name that would suit a pretty beautiful nickname as much as any of the more unique nicknames we have listed above. 

  1. Jessy Rose
  2. Miss Jess
  3. Lady Jess 
  4. Jessy Belle
  5. Jenny 
  6. Jessy Marie 
  7. Esmeralda 
  8. Jessy Joy 
  9. Princess 
  10. Essie 
  11. Jessiqua 
  12. Jessie-Jess
  13. Jessicalita 
  14. Missy J
  15. Jessalen 
  16. Baby Jess
  17. Jessy Jewel 
  18. Princess Jess 
  19. Jesmeralda 

Mean Nicknames For Jessica 

Sometimes nicknames are not a term of endearment but are instead used to tease and torment a person. Here is a list of nicknames you are going to want to avoid.

  1. Stressy Jessy 
  2. Stinky J 
  3. Jitz
  4. Jessaster
  5. Jess The Joke
  6. Jiggly Jess 
  7. Jetest
  8. Jesikes 
  9. Jessiwho
  10. Jerk Jess
  11. Mess
  12. Usejess 
  13. Jumpy Jess

Famous People Named Jessica 

The name Jessica was consistently in the top 10 most popular girls names from 1976 until the year 2000. It is no surprise that after a quarter of a century as one of the most popular girls names in the US, that there a fair few famous people names Jessica. 

Here is a list of some of the most famous people named Jessica, past and present:

  • Jessica Simpson – American singer 
  • Jessica Alba – American actress
  • Jessie J – British singer, given name Jessica Cornish 
  • Jessica Meir- American astronaut 
  • Jessica Biel – American Actress 
  • Jess Glynne – British singer-songwriter 
  • Jessica Rabbit – Fictional character in the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
  • Jessica Day – Main character in the TV sitcom New Girl 

International Variations of Jessica 

Jessica is a really cute name for a baby girl and although it is not as popular as it once was, it is still a much-loved name for baby girls all over the world. The name Jessica is spelled and pronounced differently in other countries and cultures. Here is a list of some international variations of the name Jessica.

  • Dzsesszika – Hungarian
  • Gessica -Italian
  • Iekika – Hawaiian
  • Jéssica – Portuguese
  • Jessika – German
  • Xhesika – Albanian
  • Yéssica – Spanish
  • Yiskah – Hebrew

The Final Thought 

If you have a Jessica in your life, we hope you have found some nickname inspiration in this article. There are lots of nicknames for Jessica, some are cute, others are more on the comical side and there are also beautiful nicknames for Jessica too.

We hope this article has given you lots of nickname ideas for your little Jessica. But nicknames do tend to have a personal element to them and are usually the result of a funny story or event.

Nicknames often reflect the depth of your friendship or relationship with that person. This means that you may have a Jessica in your life with a completely unique nickname that actually has very little to do with her name.