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7k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Bess

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: God is my oath
  • #2913 All Time
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171k Bessie (English)

How popular is the name "Bess" in the U.S.?



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Want to know about the populiarty of Bess? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,132 babies born with the name Bess in the United States. That's more than enough Bess to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 46 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Bess" was in 1889 with a total of 182 babies.

According to the 1910 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Bess" is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1910. Across the entire United States a total of only 88 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

What does the name "Bess" mean?

Bess (English): God is my oath

The name "Bess" is of English origin and it means "God is my oath". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 3 other names that are similar to this one.

B is for beloved, as you are to many.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

S is for self respect, a solid score here.

S is for secret, that you can certainly keep.

Your name in reverse order is "Sseb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ebss". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Bess popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Bess in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Bess

Bess Truman

Bess Truman is a first lady of the united states. Bess was born in 1885 in Independence, Missouri, U.S.

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Bess Flowers

Bess was born in 1898 in Sherman, Texas, U.S.

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Past life for Bess born Sep 8, 1975

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern England approximately on 825. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

Name poster for Bess

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