Bess: baby girl name meaning and popularity



A diminutive of Elizabeth, meaning "pledged to God." But swap out one letter and it spells "boss," which is probably just as fitting.



Famous people named Bess:

Former U.S. First Lady Bess Truman; Miss America 1945 Bess Myerson; early novelist Bess Cavendish.

Fun fact:

The wife of escape artist Harry Houdini was named Bess.

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