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For other uses, see Jess (disambiguation).

Jess is a unisex given name, often a short form (hypocorism) of Jessica, Jesse, etc., and a surname. It may refer to:

Given name[edit]


  • Carl Jess (1884–1948), Australian Army lieutenant general
  • Eoin Jess (born 1970), Scottish former footballer
  • Jim Jess (born 1955), retired Australian rules football player
  • John Jess (1922–2003), Australian politician
  • Marilyn Jess (born 1959), stage name of a French porn actress
  • Matt Jess (born 1984), English rugby union player
  • Tyehimba Jess, American poet
  • Walter Jess (born 1942), Canadian politician

Fictional characters[edit]

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