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Boy Name: Chess

Name: Chess
Pronunciation: \ch(e)-ss\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: camp of soldiers
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Chas, Chase
Similar Names: Cass, Chaps, Che, Chesly, Chesny, Cheny, Chet, Chevy, Chris, Chriss, Jess
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 12250


Chess \ch(e)-ss\ as a boy's name is a variant of Chester (Old English, Latin), and the meaning of Chess is "camp of soldiers".

The baby name Chess sounds like Chas and Chase. Other similar baby names are Cass, Chaps, Che, Chesly, Chesny, Cheny, Chet, Chevy, Chris, Chriss and Jess.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Chess.


Chess is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#12250 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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