Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Hessa f. A hypocoristic of any of various names beginning with Old Saxon hētha, Old High German heida, Gothic haiþi 'heath'.

Estonia
Middle Low German
1379x1383 Hesse BbRT p. 336
France
Latin
1194 Hescelina (nom) CartNDdOurscamp CLVI; 1267 Hecelina (nom) NDParisII 2-II
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Hessa". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Hessa.