Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Countess f. Latin comitissa 'countess'.

This word, while more commonly known as a title, was also used as a personal name occasionally.

France
Old French
1313 Contesse Paris1313 p. 101
Italy
Latin
1265x1339 Contessa (nom) BBC-Berg 17; 1310 Contissa (nom) MonRav-2 CCCL; 1522x1532 Contessa (nom) DSF p. 57, 16
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Countess". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Countess.