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The name Bessie is of English origin, and is a diminutive form of Elizabeth.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Bessie has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Bessie
Use of the Name Bessie for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
168,014 5,647 0 0 0 0 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name Bessie has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Bessie last appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1975, the last year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Bessie
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188023794  
1881229036588
1882181,1446569
1883181,241  
1884151,4519855
1885131,5887717
1886121,7919805
1887131,8389435
1888102,27958012
188992,3428057
1890112,370  
1891122,3237128
1892132,54160512
1893152,3527768
1894132,52052215
1895152,5438857
1896182,43564712
1897172,4079526
1898162,647  
1899192,280  
1900153,04479311
1901212,18363811
1902192,4489437
1903212,33858115
1904212,341  
1905202,4458439
1906212,395  
1907302,31082011
1908342,198  
1909352,27490011
1910372,38793612
1911402,269  
1912432,826  
1913472,937  
1914553,258  
1915573,884  
1916564,121  
1917613,923  
1918614,096  
1919594,108  
1920713,893  
1921753,673  
1922813,452  
1923813,384  
1924863,404  
1925873,269  
1926893,038  
1927882,978  
19281002,672  
19291072,380  
19301102,374  
19311132,119  
19321172,093  
19331171,882  
19341281,834  
19351291,744  
19361361,641  
19371431,548  
19381551,421  
19391581,363  
19401611,299  
19411731,175  
19421761,266  
19431901,141  
19441891,120  
19451911,066  
19462251,022  
19472331,019  
1948236996  
1949241947  
1950271793  
1951284759  
1952297731  
1953325643  
1954330654  
1955382533  
1956396517  
1957435465  
1958450445  
1959490394  
1960493385  
1961560315  
1962536331  
1963574294  
1964579291  
1965580272  
1966683204  
1967713187  
1968792160  
1969820157  
1970847159  
1971923140  
1972866148  
1973993119  
1974    
1975957131  
Totals:  168,014 213

During the last 125 years, parents have used Bessie as a girl's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Bessie appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 95 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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