Bethany Name Meaning

A Hebrew place name, Bethany appears in the New Testament of the Bible. Meaning “house of figs,” she’s a stylish pick with spunk. Easily shortened or kept intact, she’s a favorite amongst parents seeking something versatile. She’s mature yet youthful and ready for a comeback.

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Bethany Name Popularity

How popular is the name Bethany? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 1,548 5 0.0004%
1921 1,683 5 0.0004%
1922 0 0%
1923 1,452 7 0.0006%
1924 0 0%
1925 1,340 10 0.0009%
1926 1,679 5 0.0005%
1927 1,619 5 0.0005%
1928 0 0%
1929 1,434 6 0.0006%
1930 0 0%
1931 1,208 10 0.001%
1932 1,386 6 0.0006%
1933 1,264 8 0.0009%
1934 1,288 8 0.0008%
1935 1,305 8 0.0008%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 1,282 8 0.0008%
1939 1,006 19 0.0019%
1940 1,512 5 0.0005%
1941 1,400 7 0.0006%
1942 1,083 21 0.0017%
1943 1,197 15 0.0011%
1944 1,186 15 0.0012%
1945 1,333 10 0.0008%
1946 1,109 23 0.0016%
1947 1,376 15 0.0009%
1948 931 46 0.0029%
1949 899 54 0.0034%
1950 817 72 0.0045%
1951 775 87 0.0051%
1952 802 80 0.0046%
1953 832 78 0.0044%
1954 724 115 0.0063%
1955 698 135 0.0073%
1956 797 103 0.0055%
1957 832 101 0.0052%
1958 841 95 0.005%
1959 687 162 0.0085%
1960 709 159 0.0084%
1961 683 179 0.0095%
1962 637 202 0.011%
1963 528 288 0.016%
1964 516 314 0.0178%
1965 477 351 0.0215%
1966 453 392 0.0251%
1967 430 435 0.0287%
1968 414 468 0.0312%
1969 372 583 0.0378%
1970 354 663 0.0417%
1971 365 622 0.0414%
1972 306 756 0.0555%
1973 242 1,012 0.0781%
1974 215 1,161 0.0893%
1975 216 1,112 0.0865%
1976 192 1,274 0.0988%
1977 176 1,506 0.1117%
1978 155 1,760 0.1309%
1979 135 2,085 0.1479%
1980 123 2,495 0.1706%
1981 114 2,687 0.1828%
1982 112 2,709 0.1813%
1983 99 2,766 0.1874%
1984 93 2,979 0.2003%
1985 94 2,950 0.1944%
1986 90 3,077 0.2038%
1987 87 3,294 0.2159%
1988 89 3,266 0.2096%
1989 103 3,079 0.1908%
1990 107 3,227 0.1947%
1991 109 3,107 0.1906%
1992 115 2,923 0.1831%
1993 115 2,836 0.1819%
1994 116 2,774 0.1808%
1995 116 2,740 0.1818%
1996 117 2,692 0.1798%
1997 120 2,623 0.1773%
1998 132 2,484 0.166%
1999 139 2,296 0.1533%
2000 151 2,185 0.143%
2001 158 2,017 0.1339%
2002 177 1,787 0.1192%
2003 205 1,601 0.1052%
2004 206 1,614 0.1059%
2005 227 1,488 0.0973%
2006 243 1,386 0.0885%
2007 291 1,143 0.0724%
2008 313 1,041 0.0674%
2009 338 943 0.0631%
2010 363 837 0.0581%
2011 338 903 0.0634%
2012 344 880 0.0618%
2013 379 771 0.0542%
2014 387 798 0.0548%
2015 407 737 0.0507%
2016 446 661 0.0458%
2017 480 587 0.0421%
2018 461 613 0.0446%
2019 524 508 0.0375%

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What names are diminutives of Bethany?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Bethany sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Bethany, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Beth

House

Hebrew

Bethie

God's promise; God is my oath

Hebrew


What names are variants of Bethany?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Bethany.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Bethanee

Hebrew

Bethaney

Hebrew

Bethani

Hebrew

Bethanie

Hebrew

Bethann

Hebrew

Bethanne

Hebrew

Bethannie

Hebrew

Bethanny

Hebrew

Betheney

Hebrew

Betheny

Hebrew


What names sound like Bethany?

If you like how Bethany sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Bethany.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Bethan

Welsh

Bethuna

House of God

Hebrew

Bethune

House of God

Hebrew


What names are similar to Bethany?

Find a name that’s like Bethany, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Bethia

Daughter of Jehovah

Hebrew

Devany

Dark-haired

Irish


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4 Comments

  1. I’ve just always loved the name Bethany! I lucked out that my husband loved it too!
    I love the sweet angel ring it has to it and that her nickname can be Beth or Bethy.
    Bethany is a name that’s been around a long time but it has such a pleasant, loving sound to it.

  2. It’s a family name passed down. They love it. She was named after her grandma and great great aunt

  3. Because the savior was happy in bethany and we wanted her to remember that and have comfort in that

  4. Named after my mother that passed away


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