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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bessy

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  1. A diminutive of the female given name Elizabeth; today more often spelled Bessie.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Bessy

Claude Bessy was a punk rock, new wave music, and post-punk musician. Claude was born on June 20th, 1945 in Normandy. Claude is also known as Kickboy Face. He passed away on September 2nd, 1999.


Frédéric was born on January 9th, 1972 in Villefranche-sur-Saône.


Cyril was born on May 29th, 1986 in Villefranche-sur-Saône.


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Popularity of Bessy as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Bessy

  • How Popular is the name Bessy? Bessy is the 22,419th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Bessy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 284 babies born with the first name Bessy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bessy to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bessy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Bessy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bessy is Saturday, September 14th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Bessy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bessy was in 2001 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Random Bessy Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bessy is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name as you in 1994.
  • Weird things about the name Bessy: Your name in reverse order is Ysseb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ssyeb. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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