Meaning and name origin
Essex \e(s)-sex\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Essex is "eastern". Place name: a county in England that gave its name to many towns in America. There was a kingdom of Essex in Anglo-Saxon England.
Essex is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#7617 out of 88799, Top 9%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Essex for boys. Essex has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).