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!

Popularity: Overall

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

Popularity: Historical Trend

Bessy was, in the past month, the 3617th most viewed dog name on

As of April 2024, Bessy is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Bessy was viewed 41 times, and liked 2 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Bessy's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Bessy is most adored in Louisiana, South Carolina and Michigan.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Nebraska, Virginia and Oregon.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Bessy.

Most popular breeds named Bessy:

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

Famous dogs named Bessy:

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

Bessy is found in these categories:

old fashioned dog names

Popular during the 19th century, it's now more common for cows!

independent dog names

The name's vintage charm and rarity give it a sense of independence and uniqueness.

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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