What does Beth mean?
Beth /beth/ [1 syll.] as a girls' name is pronounced beth. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Beth is "house".
Short form of Elizabeth (Hebrew) "God is my oath", Bethel and Bethany. Not used before the 19th century. Literary: Louisa May Alcott gave the name to the sweet, gentle and most beloved of the four daughters in "Little Women".
How popular is Beth?
Beth is a very popular first name for females (#199 out of 4276, Top 5%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#25398 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Beth for girls. Beth reached its apex position of #69 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Beth and affiliated names. Elizabeth (#14 the previous year), Bethany (#393), Betsy, Bette, Betty, Bess, Bethzy, Bethel, Bethan, Bell and Bessie are the popular varying forms of Beth. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.4318%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.1328%, down 69.3%), with forms such as Beth, Bell, Bessie, Bethel and Bess falling out of fashion. Bethany (#393) is the most fashionable name for newborns among these. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)