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What does Essex mean?

Essex Pronunciation of Essex 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH old english, england


(male) Ersex, ..

(female) Esel, ..

Essex Alejandro (E.A.), ..

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, 2018)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Edsel, Elex, Eskel, Esme and Estes. Like Essex, these names are not frequently used.

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