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For years, names that end in “lyn” have been quite popular in the United States — think Brooklyn, Kaitlyn, and Madelyn. The baby name Jesslyn is most likely a modern American invention born out of that trend. Throw in the fact that Jessica was a top-five baby name for girls in the United States through the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, and Jesslyn sounds a bit more like it's from that era. Either way, Jesslyn isn't super common, so if you do choose it, your little girl is likely to be the only one in her class when she starts school. However, her “lyn” name will fit right in with everyone else.

Meaning of the name Jesslyn:

Hebrew: God's gift
English: Lake or pond

Origin of the name Jesslyn:

Jesslyn is most likely a combination of the Hebrew name Jesse, which means “God's gift,” and the English name Lynn, which means “lake” or “pond.”

Symbolism of the name Jesslyn:

Jesslyn's meanings could off some symbolism to new parents. Of course, many new moms and dads see their little ones as “God's gift” to them. Lakes are often considered symbolic of life, fertility, transitions, and resurrections.

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Emotion evoked from the name Jesslyn:

The baby name Jesslyn evokes images of someone who is reserved and shy, but she is also creative.

Alternative spellings for the name Jesslyn:

  • Jesslin
  • Jesslynn
  • Jeslyn
  • Jeslin

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Popularity of the name Jesslyn:

According to the Social Security Administration, Jesslyn has never been a top 1,000 baby name for boys or girls in the United States.

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