What does Bessie mean?
Bessie [bessie] as a girls' name has its root in Hebrew, and the meaning of Bessie is "house; God is my oath". Bessie is a version of Bess: short variation of Elizabeth. Bessie is also a variation of Beth (Hebrew). Bessie is also used as a variation of Betty (Dutch, English, Hebrew). See also Betsy.
Associated with: oath.
(female) Basie, Besie, ..
(male) Besgio, Beslee, .. Middle name pairings:
Bessie Vivianna (B.V.), ..
How popular is Bessie?
Bessie is a very prominent first name for females (#221 out of 4276, Top 5%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#136783 out of 150436, Top 91%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Bessie reached its top position of #13 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Belle (#1053 in recent rankings), Bess, Beth, Betsey, Betsy (#1692), Bette, Betti, Bettie, Betty (#1287), Bettye, Elizabeth (#13), Elsie (#386) and Lissie are the prominent related forms of Bessie. Other forms, like Bettine, are uncommon. These forms of Bessie reached the top of their popularity 135 years ago (median #670) and are now much less common (#1602, ▼88%).
Similar NamesRecommended names are Basia, Beatie, Becke, Beckee, Becki, Beckie, Beige, Beki, Bekki, Bekkie, Bennie▼, Berdie, Bernie, Berrie, Bertie▼, Bevie, Cassie▼, Chessie, Cissie, Essie▼, Gussie▼, Hepsie, Issie, Jesse▼, Jessi, Jessia, Jessie▼, Jessye, Kassie, Kelsie▼, Kessie, Kissie, Lassie, Leslie▼, Missie, Nelsie, Nessia, Nessie, Sessile, Sissie, Tassie, Tessi, Tessia, Tessie▼ and Weslie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Bessie.See names in meaning and etymology.