US Popularity:12473
Origin:Hebrew
Meaning:Pledged to God; God is my oath
Bessie is a feminine name of Hebrew origin, meaning “pledged to God” or “God is my oath.” This 16th-century nickname was often given to those named Elizabeth or Beatrice, however, its popularity during this time has made it a name in its own right. Although Bessie was a popular choice throughout the late 19th and early 20th century, its decline since then makes it a unique option for parents who wish to pay homage to a timeless classic.

Bessie Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Bessie is currently #4994 on The Bump
Girl:Bessie is currently #3340 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Bessie is currently #12473 in U.S. births
Girl:Bessie is currently #7269 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2023
#7269
in 2023
+ 830
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data

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