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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Vess

User Submitted Origins

     Native American

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Texas, United States, the name Vess is of Native American origin and means "Spirit of Light".
  • A user from France says the name Vess means "Shadow Of The Night".
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International Interest

From Proto-Baltic *wēsus, *wēsas, from Proto-Indo-European *wē- (“to blow, to breathe”) (with an extra element -s), whence also Latvian vējš (“wind”). Cognates include Lithuanian vėsùs, and possibly Sanskrit वासः (vāsaḥ, “smell”), Dutch waas (“haze, mist; film”).

Notable Persons Named Vess

Vess was born in 1940.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Vess

Charles Vess is a comics creator.


Blaine Vess is a co-founder and ceo of studymode, co-founder of four henrys productions, studymode, and co-founder and ceo ofstudymode.


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International Interest for Vess

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Vess as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vess U.S.
  White 94.46% 64.26%
  African American 0.75% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.57% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.75% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.15% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vess

People with the last name Vess are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Vess

  • How Popular is the name Vess? As a last name Vess was the 13,397th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Vess first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Vess is Tuesday, June 25th, 1878.
  • How unique is the name Vess? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Vess. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Vess: Your name in reverse order is Ssev. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sevs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vess? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,274 people with the last name Vess.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vess? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Vess as their last name since less than 1 person in 130k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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