US Popularity:16914
Other Origin(s):German, Greek, Scandinavian
Meaning:From the headland; Homecoming, to return safely
Ness is a gender-neutral name of Scottish origin, meaning “from the headland.” It could have been derived from the Ancient Greek name Nestor, meaning “homecoming” or “to return safely.” The winding River Ness flows through the Scottish landscape, creating visions of ancient Scottish castles and lochs. It’s a topographic name in Scandinavia and Northern England, while in German, it’s a short form of Agnes. Ness exudes a mysterious allure as if it holds the secrets of Loch Ness itself. If you’re on the hunt for a name with a touch of Scottish charm, Ness just might be it.

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Overall:Ness is currently #16914 in U.S. births
Boy:Ness is currently #8053 in U.S. births

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