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What does Ess mean?

Ess Pronunciation of Ess [ess] as a name for girls is of Persian origin, and the meaning of the name Ess is "myrtle, bride; star". Ess is a variant form of Esther (Persian).

Associated with: star.


7 alternative forms via Esther: Essie, Essy, Esta, Estee, Ester, Etti and Etty.

Creative forms:
(female) Eiss, Esse, ..

(male) Ele, Ere, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ess Nya (E.N.), ..

How popular is Ess?

Ess is a rare first name for females but a very popular last name for all people (#39499 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Essie, Esta, Ester (#1848 last year) and Esther (#203) are the popular alternative forms of Ess (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Ess reached the top of their popularity a century ago (average #273) and have become significantly less widespread since (#1512, 85.5% less usage), with versions such as Esther becoming less fashionable. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Essie, Esta, Ester, Esther in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ess is alike in pronunciation to Ase. Another recommended name is Els. Like Ess, these names are not commonly used.

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