Total Babies With Name: 1,038,206
Highest Rank: 1
Number of Years at Highest Rank: 9
Years at Highest Rank: 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995
While most baby names have deep Biblical or historical roots, the name Jessica has a more obscure background. Shakespeare is given credit for inventing the name when he tried to create a Hebrew name. The name hit its peak in the late ‘80s to mid-1990s, when it ranked No. 1. Meanwhile, it ranked No. 179 in 2014.