What does Essex mean?
Essex [es-sex] as a boys' 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.
(male) Ersex, Eusex, ..
(female) Esber, Esel, .. Middle name pairings:
Essex Izaak (E.I.), ..
How popular is Essex?
Essex is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#8401 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Essex was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top rank of #1271 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Edsel▼, Elex, Eskel, Esme and Estes. Like Essex, these names are not frequently used.See names in meaning and etymology.