Bess is one of Elizabeth Richmond's personalities in the book "The Bird's Nest" by Shirley Jackson.
ElizabethAgnes  8/26/2020
In 2018, 26 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Bess* who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 5, 597th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.

*as a first name, not a nickname.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2018
Bess Myerson was Miss America 1945.
That70sShowGeek  5/9/2018
Elisabeth "Bess" Marvin is one of Nancy Drew's best friends.
Hero76  1/30/2016
"Bess" was one of the nicknames for Theodore "Laurie" and Amy's daughter Elizabeth in Louisa May Alcott's "Little Men".
― Anonymous User  11/16/2015
I love the name Bess. It has an Old World feel, and sounds simple and sweet. I considered it for one of my daughters, but didn't want mean kids mooing at her or calling her "Messy Bessy." It is an adorable name though, and I hope it comes back into fashion. I ended up naming my girl Ellie instead.
Jledwick  7/3/2015
I'm an Elizabeth who has used different diminutives at different stages of my life - I was "Libby" as a little girl, "Ellie" in high school and "Eliza" in college. My husband started calling me "Beth", which I've been for the last twenty years. I'm planning on using "Bess" when I get to the grandma stage - it seems like a good grandma name.
elizabeth hamlet  3/15/2011
I think Bess has a lot of potential for from old-world memories and charm into some modern-world soil, so to speak. Betty is quite darling as well (which is also what my Grandmother goes by to friends).
Francesca  12/3/2010
Bess is the name of the heroine in the book "The Highwayman's Footstep's" by Nicola Morgan, based on the poem "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes.
― Anonymous User  8/6/2010
In the movie 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age' Abbie Cornish plays Queen Elizabeth's friend, also named Elizabeth with the nickname of Bess.
Antique_Cherub  7/23/2010
This is my favourite Elizabeth diminutive, closely followed by Betty.
vomiting  5/23/2010
My parents picked this name for me out of a book. As a kid I hated it. I like it now, in my 30's. I was teased in school as "Bessie the cow" even though I wasn't fat. I like having a short name that is easy to spell. A lot of people hear Beth, no matter how much I pronounce the ss at the end.
bess  1/25/2009
I find Bess incredibly darling and completely human. ;]
Wordsmith  12/19/2006
Bess is a good nickname for Elizabeth, although it sounds more like something you would name your dog.
FairyGirl  7/27/2006
A famous bearer is First Lady Bess Truman.
CoBy  4/30/2006
Bess is the name of the landlord's daughter in the poem "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes (1906).
LadyManetsu  4/21/2006
Queen Elizabeth I of England was sometimes called "Good Queen Bess."
― Anonymous User  4/3/2006
Bess Marvin is a character in the Nancy Drew series.
eponine_pontmercy  1/15/2006

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