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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bessa

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  • According to a user from Albania, the name Bessa is of Albanian origin and means "Besa is the "(Man's)word" or "Promisse", or "loyalty"".

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Notable Persons Named Bessa

Bessa was born on September 3rd, 1919 in Munich. She breathed her last breath on August 21st, 1991.


Bessa is an athlete for the U.S.C. Paredes.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bessa

Daniel Bessa is a soccer player for the Calcio Como, Coritiba Foot Ball Club, Clube Atlético Paranaense, F.C. Internazionale Milano Primavera, Inter Milan, Vicenza Calcio, S.C. Olhanense, Sparta Rotterdam, and Bologna F.C. 1909. Daniel was born on January 14th, 1993 in São Paulo.


Ana Paula Valadão is a contemporary worship music and contemporary christian music singing, songwriter, pastor, author, and television presenter. She plays Human voice. She was most prominent from 1997 to 1997. Ana was given the name Ana Paula Machado Valadão Bessa on May 16th, 1976 in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Ana is also known as Bessa and Ana Paula Valadao.


Éber Bessa is a soccer player for the C.S. Marítimo, Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, Nacional Futebol Clube (MG), Montreal Impact, Villa Nova Atlético Clube, and Phuket F.C. Éber was born on March 21st, 1992 in Belo Horizonte. Éber is also known as Bessa and Éber.


Pancrace was born in 1772.


Joao was born on April 25th, 1947.


Adriano Bessa is a soccer player for the FC Porto, C.F. União de Lamas, C.D. Nacional, Gil Vicente F.C., Vitória S.C., Associação Naval 1º de Maio, Boavista F.C., C.D. Trofense, Gondomar S.C., and S.C. Espinho. Adriano was born on December 18th, 1976 in Alvarães, Portugal.


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Popularity of Bessa as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bessa U.S.
  White 84.98% 64.26%
  African American 5.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.77% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.98% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.35% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bessa

People with the last name Bessa are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Bessa

  • How Popular is the name Bessa? As a last name Bessa was the 76,029th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Bessa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Bessa is Monday, December 19th, 1881.
  • How unique is the name Bessa? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Bessa. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Bessa: Your name in reverse order is Asseb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Essba. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bessa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 253 people with the last name Bessa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bessa? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bessa as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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