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What does Beta mean?

Beta Pronunciation of Beta [be-ta] as a girls' name is of Greek origin. Second letter of the Greek alphabet. Also a middle-European variant of Beth.

Affiliated girl name: Elizabeth.

Associated with: greek.


2 relations via Beth: Bet and Bethan.

Creative forms:
(female) Beia, Betra, ..

(male) Bedi, Betie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Beta Zoey (B.Z.), ..

How popular is Beta?

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Beth, Bethan and Elizabeth (#13 in 2015) are the prominent related forms of Beta (not in Top 2000). Adoption of these relations of Beta reached its peak a century ago (median #928) and is now much diminished (#1337, 83.8%). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of 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, Beatie, Betta, Betti, Bettie, Betty, Bettye, Bitta and Bitya. Other recommended 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.

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