What does Jessica mean in Greek?

What does Jessica mean in Greek?

Jessica is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "gift”, “God beholds”. The name was first used in this form by Shakespeare in his play 'The Merchant of Venice' (1596), where it belongs to the daughter of Shylock. Shakespeare probably based it on the biblical name ISCAH which would have been spelled Jesca in his time.

What is the biblical meaning of Jessica?

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Hebrew Baby Names Meaning: In Hebrew Baby Names the meaning of the name Jessica is: Rich. God beholds.

Is the name Jessica in the Bible?

The name may have been an Anglicisation of the biblical Iscah (from the Hebrew: יִסְכָּה : yisekāh), the name of a daughter of Haran briefly mentioned in the Book of Genesis 11:29. Common nicknames of the name Jessica include "Jess" and "Jessie".