Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Jesse m. Hebrew יִשַׁי 'gift of God'.

The name of the father of the Biblical king David. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Ysai, Ysay, Jesse.

England
Early Modern English
1570 Jessy DEmar-vol1 p. 82
France
Middle French
1565 Jessé RegPCC-1 p. 125; 1566 Jessé ibid. p. 199; 1567 Jessé ibid. p. 346
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Jesse". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Jesse.