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Bessie

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How popular is the baby name Bessie in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 796 796 0 #23 girl name
1881 911 903 8 #22 girl name
1882 1,153 1,144 9 #18 girl name
1883 1,241 1,241 0 #18 girl name
1884 1,456 1,451 5 #15 girl name
1885 1,595 1,588 7 #13 girl name
1886 1,796 1,791 5 #12 girl name
1887 1,843 1,838 5 #13 girl name
1888 2,290 2,278 12 #10 girl name
1889 2,350 2,343 7 #9 girl name
1890 2,370 2,370 0 #11 girl name
1891 2,331 2,323 8 #12 girl name
1892 2,553 2,541 12 #13 girl name
1893 2,360 2,352 8 #15 girl name
1894 2,535 2,520 15 #13 girl name
1895 2,549 2,542 7 #15 girl name
1896 2,447 2,435 12 #18 girl name
1897 2,413 2,407 6 #17 girl name
1898 2,653 2,647 6 #16 girl name
1899 2,280 2,280 0 #19 girl name
1900 3,055 3,044 11 #15 girl name
1901 2,194 2,183 11 #21 girl name
1902 2,455 2,448 7 #19 girl name
1903 2,354 2,339 15 #21 girl name
1904 2,345 2,340 5 #21 girl name
1905 2,455 2,446 9 #20 girl name
1906 2,403 2,396 7 #21 girl name
1907 2,322 2,311 11 #30 girl name
1908 2,206 2,201 5 #34 girl name
1909 2,288 2,276 12 #35 girl name
1910 2,404 2,392 12 #37 girl name
1911 2,288 2,279 9 #40 girl name
1912 2,848 2,832 16 #43 girl name
1913 2,965 2,951 14 #47 girl name
1914 3,272 3,260 12 #55 girl name
1915 3,903 3,888 15 #57 girl name
1916 4,132 4,122 10 #56 girl name
1917 3,944 3,928 16 #61 girl name
1918 4,118 4,102 16 #61 girl name
1919 4,118 4,106 12 #59 girl name
1920 3,919 3,905 14 #71 girl name
1921 3,689 3,677 12 #75 girl name
1922 3,471 3,446 25 #81 girl name
1923 3,402 3,388 14 #81 girl name
1924 3,424 3,403 21 #86 girl name
1925 3,281 3,267 14 #87 girl name
1926 3,079 3,053 26 #89 girl name
1927 2,992 2,976 16 #88 girl name
1928 2,688 2,661 27
1929 2,399 2,379 20
1930 2,406 2,383 23
1931 2,132 2,115 17
1932 2,105 2,095 10
1933 1,899 1,882 17
1934 1,843 1,831 12
1935 1,775 1,755 20
1936 1,657 1,645 12
1937 1,560 1,551 9
1938 1,434 1,418 16
1939 1,373 1,362 11
1940 1,302 1,296 6
1941 1,184 1,174 10
1942 1,274 1,268 6
1943 1,148 1,148 0
1944 1,121 1,121 0
1945 1,074 1,074 0
1946 1,027 1,022 5
1947 1,013 1,013 0
1948 1,002 997 5
1949 952 946 6
1950 799 794 5
1951 764 764 0
1952 728 728 0
1953 648 648 0
1954 655 655 0
1955 534 534 0
1956 519 514 5
1957 465 465 0
1958 444 444 0
1959 393 393 0
1960 386 386 0
1961 316 316 0
1962 331 331 0
1963 293 293 0
1964 291 291 0
1965 272 272 0
1966 203 203 0
1967 185 185 0
1968 159 159 0
1969 157 157 0
1970 160 160 0
1971 140 140 0
1972 149 149 0
1973 120 120 0
1974 117 117 0
1975 131 131 0
1976 106 106 0
1977 92 92 0
1978 91 91 0
1979 101 101 0
1980 99 99 0
1981 103 103 0
1982 89 89 0
1983 67 67 0
1984 68 68 0
1985 84 84 0
1986 67 67 0
1987 59 59 0
1988 52 52 0
1989 60 60 0
1990 73 73 0
1991 65 65 0
1992 51 51 0
1993 24 24 0
1994 37 37 0
1995 26 26 0
1996 30 30 0
1997 32 32 0
1998 27 27 0
1999 21 21 0
2000 30 30 0
2001 26 26 0
2002 28 28 0
2003 15 15 0
2004 7 7 0
2005 15 15 0
2006 19 19 0
2007 15 15 0
2008 15 15 0
2009 9 9 0
2010 8 8 0
2011 9 9 0
2012 13 13 0
2013 17 17 0
2014 11 11 0
2015 11 11 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Bessie baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 170,747 babies born with the name Bessie in the United States. That's more than enough Bessies to occupy the country of Saint Lucia with an estimated population of 166,526 (as of May 10, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 796 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Bessie" was in 1916 with a total of 4,122 babies. (That's a lot of baby Bessies)

According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Bessie" ranks #76 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 6 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 1922. Across the entire United States a total of 3,471 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Bessie popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Bessie

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

Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith is a singer and actress specializing in blues and jazz blues music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1912 to 1937. Bessie was born in 1894 as Bessie Smith in Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.

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Bessie Coleman

Bessie was born in 1892 in Atlanta, Texas, U.S.

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Wallis Simpson

Wallis Simpson is a royalty. Wallis was born in 1896 as Bessie Wallis Warfield in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania.

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Alternative Meanings

B is for blossom, a renewal of your spirit.

E is for elate, you make others happy.

S is for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

S is for sensitive, another side shows.

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

E is for endear, all those you touch.

Your name in reverse order is "Eisseb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ssieeb". 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 Bessie born Dec 22, 1947

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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 Southern Australia approximately on 1850. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

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 learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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