There are multiple origins and translations for the name Yesenia:
1. Spanish name derived from the Arabic word (ياسَمِين) [yasamin] means - "jasmine".The name has become popular in 1970, after the eponymous TV-novel.
2. East Slavic (Russian Есения) name named in honor of the Soviet poet Sergey Esenin.
3. Derivative form of Turkish (Turkic) name Esen which actually means - "well-being, healthy".