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Bess

Origin

  • English: Familiar form of Elizabeth; Featuring music by composer George Gershwin, the renowned opera Porgy and Bess depicts life in the poor African-American community of Charleston, SC.

Syllables

1

International Variations

Telsa, Lizette, Lizbeth, Lizbet, Liza, Liz, Lise, Liezel, Liesl, Libby, Ilse, Ilsa, Elli, Eliza, Beth

Themes

Animal

Alternate Spellings

Lyzbeth, Lizabeth, Lisabeth, Lisabet, Elsa, Elisabeth

Famous Namesakes

Singer Bessie Smith

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