If your name is Jessica, you are likely incredibly friendly, expressive, and cheerful. Your self-confidence makes it very easy for you to get to know people, and as a result, you are rarely lonely.
Self-expression is one of your major characteristics, and you love to chat and talk at length with your many friends and acquaintances. You are a loving and loyal friend and family member. People love to be with you as you are generally cheerful and up-beat. You are spontaneous and cheerful, and you live in the here and now.
The name Jessica is actually based on the Biblical Hebrew name Yiskah from the book of Genesis. Based on the original Hebrew letters, the name probably came to be written in Anglicized form as Iscah or Jescha, where it was further adapted to Jessica. The name Jessica in its current form was first used by Shakespeare in the play “The Merchant of Venice” (written in 1596), in which the character of Jessica was the daughter of Shylock.
The name Jessica actually began to be used frequently as a first name starting in the 1940s. From this point, it gained in popularity for the next thirty years, and by 1970, it was in the Top 100 of popular girl names. Starting in 1976, Jessica became one of the Top 10 popular names and stayed there for the next 25 years. During the 1980s and 1990s, the name Jessica was a consistent leader in popularity, holding the number one spot on-and-off for nine years. Popular variations of Jessica include Jessie, Jessi, and Jess.
Some of the world’s most talented and popular actresses are named Jessica. Jessica Tandy is iconic for her roles in “Driving Miss Daisy”, “Fried Green Tomatoes”, “Cocoon” and many others. Who could forget Jessica Lange’s performance opposite Dustin Hoffman in “Tootsie”? More modern-day Jessicas include Jessica Simpson, Jessica Alba, and Jessica Biel – all darlings of contemporary pop culture. One of the most famous Jessicas of the late twentieth century was “Baby” Jessica – Jessica McClure – who fell into a well as an 18-month old baby and was rescued after a dramatic 58-hour effort by rescue workers.