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Bess Name Popularity

How popular is the name Bess? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 474 38 0.0108%
1911 450 44 0.0118%
1912 447 70 0.0139%
1913 487 67 0.0118%
1914 627 43 0.0062%
1915 631 69 0.0076%
1916 615 79 0.0082%
1917 748 48 0.0048%
1918 737 56 0.0052%
1919 770 47 0.0045%
1920 1,008 24 0.0022%
1921 906 34 0.003%
1922 940 30 0.0027%
1923 859 38 0.0034%
1924 1,051 24 0.0021%
1925 1,070 21 0.0019%
1926 1,166 15 0.0014%
1927 948 30 0.0027%
1928 1,578 5 0.0005%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 1,456 5 0.0005%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 1,471 5 0.0005%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 1,682 5 0.0004%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 1,733 6 0.0004%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 2,035 5 0.0003%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 1,890 7 0.0004%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 2,063 6 0.0003%
1962 0 0%
1963 2,419 5 0.0003%
1964 0 0%
1965 0 0%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 0 0%
1969 2,500 5 0.0003%
1970 0 0%
1971 0 0%
1972 0 0%
1973 0 0%
1974 0 0%
1975 0 0%
1976 2,740 5 0.0004%
1977 2,748 5 0.0004%
1978 2,623 6 0.0004%
1979 2,846 5 0.0004%
1980 0 0%
1981 2,448 10 0.0007%
1982 0 0%
1983 0 0%
1984 0 0%
1985 2,481 10 0.0007%
1986 2,866 6 0.0004%
1987 0 0%
1988 0 0%
1989 0 0%
1990 0 0%
1991 0 0%
1992 0 0%
1993 0 0%
1994 0 0%
1995 0 0%
1996 0 0%
1997 0 0%
1998 0 0%
1999 0 0%
2000 0 0%
2001 0 0%
2002 0 0%
2003 0 0%
2004 0 0%
2005 0 0%
2006 0 0%
2007 0 0%
2008 0 0%
2009 0 0%
2010 0 0%
2011 0 0%
2012 0 0%
2013 0 0%
2014 0 0%
2015 0 0%
2016 0 0%
2017 0 0%
2018 0 0%
2019 0 0%

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Data via SSA.gov.


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What names are variants of Bess?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Bessie

House; God's promise; God is my oath

Hebrew

Bessy

God's promise; God is my oath

Hebrew


What names sound like Bess?

If you like how Bess sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Bess.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Basia

Foreign woman; stranger

Polish

Basja

Stranger

Polish


What names are similar to Bess?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Betsy

A diminutive form of Elizabeth.

Hebrew

Betty

A diminutive form of Elizabeth.

Hebrew


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