Jessica

Origin: Hebrew, English

Meaning: to behold

Jessica was created by William Shakespeare for his play the Merchant of Venice in 1596 from the Hebrew name Iscah. Apparently, it would have been spelled Jescha or Jesca in his time.

Variants: Iscah, Jesca, Jescha Gessica, Jessie, Jess, Yessica (Spanish)

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