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Gender: F Meaning of Bess: "pledged to God" Origin of Bess: Diminutive of Elizabeth

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Although she declared her independence as far back as the reign of Elizabeth I--Good Queen Bess, Bess now sounds less passé than Beth or Betsy.

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Famous People Named Bess

Bess Myerson, Miss America 1945
Elizabeth "Bess" Throckmorton, lady-in-waiting of Queen Elizabeth I and wife to Sir Walter Raleigh
Good Queen Bess, one of Queen Elizabeth I's many titles
Jamison Bess, daughter of actor Jim Belushi

Pop Culture References for the Name Bess

Bess Marvin, Nancy Drew's good friend and cousin to George Fayne
Bess McNeill, from the movie "Breaking the Waves"

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