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What does Bassett mean?

Bassett Pronunciation of Bassett [bas-sett] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Bassett is "little person". Descriptive surname used as a given name. Also the name of a short-legged hunting dog, the basset hound, possibly named so because its torso is so low ("bas" in French) to the ground.

Associated with: old english, surname.


Bassett has 1 variant: Basset.

Creative forms:
(male) Bassto, Basty, ..

(female) Basda, Basta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bassett Avi (B.A.), ..

How popular is Bassett?

Bassett is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#1636 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Bassett has yet to be ranked in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Babsen (see Babson), Baret, Barnet, Barnett, Baronett (see Barnett), Barratt, Barret, Barrett, Barrette, Bartlett, Bartt (see Bart), Bassam, Beckett, Benett, Bennett, Bernett, Birkett, Brett, Burdett, Burkett, Burnett, Daggett, Gannett, Garett, Garnett, Garrett, Hackett, Hammett, Hamnett, Haslett, Haslitt (see Haslett), Hazlett, Jarett, Jarrett, Nisbett, Padgett and Pagett. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bassett.

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