Diminutive of elizabeth.





Alt. Spellings


Traits associated with the name Bessy:

Dogs named Bessy tend to be loving, brave, strong-willed, and industrious. This name is also associated with companionship, and courage.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Bessy?

Naming your dog Bessy suggests that you have a fondness for traditional names and may have a sentimental attachment to the name. It could also suggest that you are a fan of classic literature, as Bessy is a character in the novel "Silas Marner" by George Eliot.

Is Bessy a good dog name?

Bessy has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Bessy isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Bessy is found in these categories:


  • Bessy ranks #1,692 with users of
  • Bessy ranks #2,998 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Bessy ranks #1,757 in the Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'.

Bessy is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Most popular breeds named Bessy:

  1. German Shepherd
  2. Queensland Heelers
  3. Poodle
  4. Rhodesian Ridgeback
  5. Beagle

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Famous dogs named Bessy:

  • comics icon A rough collie named Bessy appeared in the comic book Bessy (Belgian) by Willy Vandersteen.

Dog names like Bessy:

Will, desire and helmet protection
Courtyard within castle walls; steward or public official.
Companion, partner; perhaps a version of the word "brother".
Short for barnacle.
Little Bird
From bonnie and clyde.
Bessy dog name meaning

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