Names.org
Popularity
7k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Bess

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

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

Click Here to Show Chart Data
Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 46 46 0
1881 52 52 0
1882 76 76 0
1883 94 94 0
1884 105 105 0
1885 97 97 0
1886 128 128 0
1887 155 155 0
1888 164 164 0
1889 182 182 0
1890 154 154 0
1891 137 137 0
1892 177 177 0
1893 169 169 0
1894 182 177 5
1895 150 150 0
1896 151 151 0
1897 137 137 0
1898 151 151 0
1899 123 123 0
1900 134 134 0
1901 107 107 0
1902 104 104 0
1903 112 112 0
1904 96 96 0
1905 87 87 0
1906 101 101 0
1907 103 103 0
1908 91 91 0
1909 95 95 0
1910 88 88 0
1911 93 93 0
1912 125 125 0
1913 119 119 0
1914 93 93 0
1915 122 122 0
1916 131 131 0
1917 103 103 0
1918 103 103 0
1919 99 99 0
1920 82 82 0
1921 84 84 0
1922 74 74 0
1923 81 81 0
1924 81 81 0
1925 64 64 0
1926 55 55 0
1927 58 58 0
1928 33 33 0
1929 33 33 0
1930 36 36 0
1931 27 27 0
1932 29 29 0
1933 28 28 0
1934 26 26 0
1935 17 17 0
1936 20 20 0
1937 18 18 0
1938 23 23 0
1939 27 27 0
1940 29 29 0
1941 31 31 0
1942 32 32 0
1943 32 32 0
1944 25 25 0
1945 21 21 0
1946 24 24 0
1947 21 21 0
1948 35 35 0
1949 20 20 0
1950 15 15 0
1951 16 16 0
1952 30 30 0
1953 23 23 0
1954 34 34 0
1955 23 23 0
1956 28 28 0
1957 28 28 0
1958 34 34 0
1959 26 26 0
1960 26 26 0
1961 33 33 0
1962 34 34 0
1963 26 26 0
1964 19 19 0
1965 19 19 0
1966 19 19 0
1967 15 15 0
1968 8 8 0
1969 20 20 0
1970 19 19 0
1971 18 18 0
1972 15 15 0
1973 20 20 0
1974 14 14 0
1975 11 11 0
1976 21 21 0
1977 26 26 0
1978 33 33 0
1979 25 25 0
1980 28 28 0
1981 38 38 0
1982 29 29 0
1983 27 27 0
1984 38 38 0
1985 27 27 0
1986 29 29 0
1987 29 29 0
1988 28 28 0
1989 20 20 0
1990 16 16 0
1991 12 12 0
1992 16 16 0
1993 14 14 0
1994 11 11 0
1995 11 11 0
1996 14 14 0
1997 14 14 0
1998 8 8 0
1999 11 11 0
2000 9 9 0
2001 10 10 0
2002 14 14 0
2003 12 12 0
2004 5 5 0
2005 18 18 0
2006 6 6 0
2007 8 8 0
2008 7 7 0
2009 8 8 0
2010 7 7 0
2011 7 7 0
2012 6 6 0
2013 7 7 0
2014 8 8 0

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 New Jersey. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New Jersey 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.

Answer a few simple questions to help us improve the information we display about names on the site.

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 east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Bess" mean? The list below shows the origins of Bess as well as things modernly associated with the name Bess such as celebrities named Bess.

English

Origin and Meaning of Bess

The name "Bess" is of English origin, and it means "God is my oath". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Bess Truman

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

Popularity:

Bess Flowers

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

Popularity:

Alternative Meanings

B is for bewitch, your charm is undeniable.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

S is for sensible, the practical side.

S is for serene, your calm time.

Your name in reverse order is "Sseb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Bess". 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.

Past life for Bess born Dec 15, 1989

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 USA South-Central approximately on 1250. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

Name poster for Bess

Name poster for Bess(click to save the high quality version)

Here's something for you to ponder on...

Popular Baby Names And Their Meanings - A name is that unique word that identifies you as the person you are. Do you know the top baby names and their meaning?

Names Searched Right Now

< 1k Sashawn
< 1k Srikari
< 1k Nywana
< 1k Safrin
9k Rohan
766k Justin
3k Rahul
810k Emily
582k Nicole
< 1k Thenuka
238k Sylvia
< 1k Razeenah
19k Kiera
4.1m Mary
< 1k Mazell
< 1k Nikiesha
133k Charlene
< 1k Kesavan
< 1k Anke
< 1k Shashrik