Meaning and name origin
Bess is a very popular first name for females (#1110 out of 4276, Top 26%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2697 out of 88799, Top 3%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Bess for girls. Bess reached its highest rank of #175 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Bess and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Elizabeth (#14), Betty, Betsy, Bessie and Bess. (2014 statistics).