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Meaning and Name Origin

Beta \b(e)-ta\ as a girls' name is of Greek origin. Second letter of the Greek alphabet. Also a middle-European variant of Beth.

For more information, see also the related girl name Elizabeth.


Beta has 3 related variations via Beth: Bessie, Bet and Bethan.


Beta is an uncommonly occurring given name for women and an equally unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Beta and corresponding names. Bessie, Beth, Bethan and Elizabeth (#14 in 2014) are the prominent related forms of Beta (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names reached its peak during 1920-1929 and is now much less, with the versions Bessie and Beth becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bessie, Beth, Elizabeth in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Beth, Bethan, Elizabeth outside U.S.

Similar Names

Beta is pronounced similarly to Batya, Beata, Betta, Betti, Betty, Bitta and Bitya. Other recommended similar baby names are Bat, Bea, Beate, Beba, Beda, Beea, Bena, Bera, Berta, Betha, Bethea, Bethia, Bethy, Betia, Bets, Bett, Bette, Bit, Leta, Meta, Neta, Peta, Reta, Veta and Zeta. These names tend to be more frequently used than Beta.