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What does Bessy mean?

Bessy Pronunciation of Bessy as a name for girls is of Hebrew origin, and the name Bessy means "God is my oath". Bessy is an alternate form of Bess: contraction of Elizabeth. Bessy is also a variant of Betty (Dutch, English, Hebrew).




VARIANTS Bizzy, Bessie

OTHER FORMS VIA BESS, BETTY, ELIZABETH Bell, Bella, Belle, Bet, Beta, Beth, Bethy, Bethzy, Betsan, Betsey, Betsie, Betsy, Bett, Betta, Bette, Betti, Bettye, Biffy, Buffy, Elsy, Helsa, Leasa, Leesa, Leisa, Lissa, Lissi, Lissy, Lyssa, Lyssi, Tetty

(female) Basy, ..

(male) Beske, ..

Bessy Daria (B.D.), ..

How popular is Bessy?

Bessy is an unusual first name for women. Bessy is an equivalently unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Bell, Bella (#48 VIA LATEST LIST), Belle (#859), Bess, Bessie, Beth, Bethzy, Betsey, Betsy, Bette, Betti, Betty (#1128), Bettye, Buffy, Elizabeth (#13), Leasa, Leesa, Leisa, Lissa and Lyssa are the prominent varying forms of Bessy (OUTSIDE TOP 2000). Other forms, like Bet, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Bessy reached its most widespread during 1930-1939 (USAGE OF 4.1%) and has become significantly reduced since (USAGE 0.8%, 80.4% LESS), with versions such as Bethzy becoming less fashionable. Bella is the most chic birth name among these. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bell, Bella, Belle, Bess, Bessie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Beth, Bethzy, Betsey, Betsy, Bette in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Betti, Betty, Bettye, Buffy, Elizabeth in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leasa, Leesa, Leisa, Lissa, Lyssa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bella, Belle, Beth, Elizabeth outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Becky, Benny, Berny, Berry, Berty, Bets, Bevvy, Cassy, Chessy, Cissy, Cressy, Essy, Hepsy, Issy, Jessy, Kassy, Kelsy, Kessy, Lesy, Missy, Nelsy, Nessy, Sessy, Sissy and Tessy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bessy.

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