English place-name and surname

Essex Origin and Meaning

The name Essex is a boy's name of English origin.

A rarely-used place name (probably because of the last three letters), Essex was the ancient kingdom of the East Saxons and is now a county in England. The singer David Essex used it as his stage surname, and reality TV couple JP and Ashley Rosenbaum used it for their daughter's name, though few have followed suit.

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Famous People Named Essex

  • Essex Reese 'Essie' Rosenbaum (b. 2016)daughter of J.P. Rosenbaum
  • Frankie and Joey EssexEnglish reality TV personalities on "The Only Way Is Essex"
  • Essex Porternews anchor for Kiro,7 Seattle

Essex in Pop Culture

  • Essexwhaleship that was the basis for the Pequod in Herman Melville's "Moby,Dick"
  • Essexcharacter in Shirley Jackson's "The Sundial"