What does Bess mean?
Bess▼ has 45 more different relations via Elizabeth: Bell▼, Bella▲, Belle▼, Bet, Beta, Beth▼, Bethy, Betsan, Betsey, Betsie, Betsy▼, Bett, Betta, Bette▼, Betti, Betty▼, Biff, Bit, Els, Elsa▲, Else, Elsy, Helsa, Ilsa, Ilse, Leasa, Leesa, Leisa, Lies, Liesa, Liese, Lis, Lisa▼, Lise, Lisl, Lissa, Lissi, Lissy, Lusa, Lys, Lysa, Lyse, Lyssa, Lyssi and Veta.Kreatif forms: Babess, Bessba, Bessce. [more]
How popular is Bess?
Bess is a very prominent first name for women (#1110 out of 4276, Top 26%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#3532 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Bess for girls. Bess entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its top rank of #175 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent alternative forms of Bess listed in the Top 1000 are Elizabeth (#14 2 years ago), Bella (#70), Elsa (#286), Lisa (#750), Lissa, Else, Leesa, Leisa, Lise, Betty, Belle, Bessie, Beth, Bette, Betsy and Bell. Other variants, like Els, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Bess was widespread during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4275%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.1694%, ▼60.4%), with forms such as Lisa, Bette, Betsy, Bell and Beth falling out of fashion. Elizabeth is a constant favorite, although Elsa seems to be getting popular too. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Bess and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)