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Meaning of the Name Bess

The first name Bess is of Hebrew, Greek, English origin. It is often a girl name. It has the following meaning(s):

Hebrew: God's Solemn Oath
Hebrew: From the Name Elizabeth
Greek: Diminutive of Elizabeth: from the Hebrew Elisheba, Meaning Either Oath of God, or God is Satisfaction. Famous Bearer: Old Testament Elizabeth Was Mother of John the Baptist and One of the Earliest Kno
English: Diminutive of Elizabeth, Meaning My God is Bountiful, or God of Plenty, Used Since the Th Century. Sometimes Used As an Independent Name
Hebrew: Diminutive of Elisabeth: from Elisheba, Meaning Either Oath of God, or God is Satisfaction

Similar Names

Bas | Base | Bash | Beag | Bec | Beck | Bek | Bes | Besai | Bevis |

Related Names

Aemilia  (Shakespearean)
'The Comedy of Errors' Wife to Aegeon, an Abbess at Ephesus, and Mother to the Twin Brothers Antipholus of Ephesus, and Antipholus of Syracuse
Anbessa  (Spanish)
A Saracen Governor of Spain
Bedelia  (Irish)
A Variant of Bridget, Meaning the High One or Strength. Famous Bearer: Th Century Irish Abbess Brigid )Known As St Bridget or St Bride) Founded Ireland's First Women's Religious Community
Bessie  (Greek)
Diminutive of Elizabeth: from the Hebrew Elisheba, Meaning Either Oath of God, or God is Satisfaction. Famous Bearer: Old Testament Elizabeth Was Mother of John the Baptist and One of the Earliest Kno
Bessie  (English)
Diminutive of Elizabeth, Meaning My God is Bountiful, or God of Plenty, Used Since the Th Century. Sometimes Used As an Independent Name
Bessie  (Hebrew)
Diminutive of Elisabeth: from Elisheba, Meaning Either Oath of God, or God is Satisfaction
Bessie  (Hebrew)
Consecrated to God
Bessie  (English)
Beth, Betsy, Bettina, Betty
Bessy  (Hebrew)
Diminutive of Elisabeth: from Elisheba, Meaning Either Oath of God, or God is Satisfaction
Bessy  (English)
Diminutive of Elizabeth, Meaning My God is Bountiful, or God of Plenty, Used Since the Th Century. Sometimes Used As an Independent Name
Bessy  (Greek)
Diminutive of Elizabeth: from the Hebrew Elisheba, Meaning Either Oath of God, or God is Satisfaction. Famous Bearer: Old Testament Elizabeth Was Mother of John the Baptist and One of the Earliest Kno
Biddy  (Irish)
Diminutive of Brigid: a Variant of Bridget, Meaning the High One or Strength. Famous Bearer: Th Century Irish Abbess Brigid )Known As St Bridget or St Bride) Founded Ireland's First Women's Religious
Birgitta  (Irish)
A Variant of Bridget, Meaning the High One or Strength. Famous Bearer: Th Century Irish Abbess Brigid )Known As St Bridget or St Bride) Founded Ireland's First Women's Religious Community
Brigid  (Irish)
A Variant of Bridget, Meaning 'The High One' or 'strength. The Th Century Irish Abbess Brigid Founded Ireland's First Women's Religious Community. in Great Britain, She Was Known As St Bridget or St B
Elizabeth  (English)
God is My Oath; Short Forms: Beth, Elisa, Eliza, Lisa, Lisabeth, Lisbet, Liz, Liza, Lizabet. Pet Names: Bess, Bessie Bessy, Elsie, Libbie, Liby, Lizzy. (Ee-liz-ah-beth)
Elizabeth  (Hebrew)
God's Solemn Oath, Resolute, Affectionate, Intelligent. (Bess, Bessie, Beth, Bette, Betsy, Bettina, Betty, Bitsy, Elisabeth, Nisabette, Eliza, Elsa, Else, Elspeth, Elite, Libbie, Libby, Lisbeth, Lit,
Gertrude  (German)
From the Old German Name, Meaning Strong Spear. Famous Bearers: Hamlet's Mother in the Shakespearian Tragedy 'Hamlet', and the Seventh Century Abbess St Gertrude of Nivelles, British Actress Gertrude

Additional Names

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