name meaning: Bess \b(e)-ss\ as a girl's name. Short form of Elizabeth, used commonly during the time of Queen Elizabeth I, who was known as "Good Queen Bess". Variants are pet forms.
Bess has 2 variant forms: Bessie and Bessy.
For more information, see also related names Betsy and Betty.
Baby names that sound like Bess are Basia and Basja.
View a list of the 4 names that reference Bess.