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

Bess Origin and Meaning

The name Bess is a girl's name meaning "pledged to God".

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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Comments

paulapuddephatt Says:

2017-02-18T14:48:29

I wouldn't use this as an independent name, but it's so cute as a nickname for Elizabeth.

eyestrainsam Says:

2015-09-28T00:42:36

for some reason, I really like this.

Essa Says:

2015-02-26T12:47:12

This is so cute. Jess and Tess are both quite popular, why not Bess?

Julie Says:

2015-01-20T13:26:26

My mother wanted to name this however my grandmother threatened to disown her if she did.