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What does Essence mean?

Essence Pronunciation of Essence [essence] as a girls' name is pronounced ESS-ens. It is of American origin, and the meaning of Essence is "perfume". The distilled elements of a thought, speech, or substance.


Creative forms:
(female) Elsence, Essenne, ..

(male) Essenas, Essenne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Essence Siena (E.S.), ..

How popular is Essence?

Essence is an unusual given name for women and an unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Essence was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak position of #457 in the U.S. in the year 1998, and is presently at #1460. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Essence name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Cadence, Eilene, Eirene, Elaene, Elene, Ellene, Elsee, Elvene, Erene, Erienne, Erlene, Esmee, Esperance, Essie, Estee, Estele, Estelle, Eugenie, Kadence, Maxence and Silence. These names tend to be more commonly used than Essence.