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Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Consecrated to God

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Bess

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Bess in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Bess:

  • Records indicate that 5,253 girls in the United States have been named Bess since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1889, when 182 people in the U.S. were given the name Bess. Those people are now 131 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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  • "I used to know a girl named Bess who I really liked--she was good-looking, smart, and artistic. I think her given name was Elizabeth. Anyway, I like this name--gentle and feminine, but with a strong B sound at the beginning to add strength." Dec. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "this is a name farmers use to refer to their cows. i would never name a child this" Dec. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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