Meaning and Origin of: Bess

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : God's oath; dedicated
  • Hebrew : Consecrated to God

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : unexplained. Apparently a metronymic from the female personal name Bess, pet form of Elizabeth.
  • German : short form of Betz.
  • In some cases it is probably an altered spelling of French Besse.