What does Bess mean?
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.Creative forms:
(female) Bass, Bese, ..
(male) Bebas, Bedy, .. Middle name pairings:
Bess Avalyn (B.A.), ..
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. Demographics)
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. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Bess listed in the Top 2000 are Elizabeth (#13 in 2015), Bella (#74), Elsa (#487), Lisa (#749), Belle (#1053), Betty (#1287), Betsy (#1692), Veta, Leesa, Lyssa, Lissa, Lise, Leisa, Leasa, Bell, Beth, Bessie, Betsey, Bette, Else, Betti and Ilse. Other variants, like Bett, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Bess was widespread during 1880-1889 (adoption of 6.39%) and is now much lower (adoption 1.06%, ▼83.5%), with forms such as Beth falling out of fashion.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Babs, Bea, Beah, Beau, Beba, Bebe, Beck, Beda, Bee, Beea, Beki, Bel, Bena, Bep, Bera, Bert, Bets, Betts, Bev, Bliss, Blyss, Cass, Ess, Jess, Joss, Kass, Ross and Tess. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bess.See names in meaning and etymology.