First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Esse

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Alt. Meaning

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

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

S is for share, your talents, time, and possessions with others

E is for extra, those little things you do!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Esse

Herb was born on May 14th, 1920. He breathed his last breath on April 11th, 2000.


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Popularity of Esse as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Esse U.S.
  White 74.31% 64.26%
  African American 21.79% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.38% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Esse

People with the last name Esse are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Esse

  • How Popular is the name Esse? As a last name Esse was the 48,436th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Esse first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Esse is Wednesday, September 7th, 1870.
  • How unique is the name Esse? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Esse. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Esse: Your name in reverse order is Esse. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Esse. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Esse? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 436 people with the last name Esse.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Esse? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Esse as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Esses Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Esse born Apr 3, 1951

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 Romania approximately on 850. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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