Meaning and Origin of Bess - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Bess

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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.