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pinWhat does Bess mean?

Bess /bess/ as a girls' name. Short form of Elizabeth, used commonly during the time of Queen Elizabeth I, who was known as "Good Queen Bess". Variants are pet forms.


pinVariations

Bess has 2 variants: Bessie and Bessy.

Related girl names: Betsy and Betty.

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]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bess name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bess outside U.S.

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bess, Bell, Bella, Belle, Bessie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Beth, Betsy, Bette, Betty, Elizabeth in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elsa, Else, Leesa, Leisa, Lisa in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lise, Lissa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bella, Beth, Elizabeth, Elsa, Lisa outside U.S.


pinSimilar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Beck, Beki, Bets, Jess and Tess. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bess.

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