Jes·​se ˈje-sē How to pronounce Jesse (audio)
: the father of David, king of Israel, according to the account in I Samuel

Word History


Hebrew Yishay

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Jesse was before the 12th century

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“Jesse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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