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What does Beth mean?

Beth \b(e)-th\ 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".


Beth has 3 variants: Bessie, Bet and Bethan.

For more information, see also related girl names Bat, Beta, Betty and Jobeth.

Beth has 34 more related variations via Bethany, Bethel, Elizabeth: Belita, Bell, Bella, Belle, Bess, Bessy, Beta, Bethani, Bethann, Bethell, Betheny, Bethie, Bethuel, Bethuna, Bethune, Bethy, Betina, Betsan, Betsey, Betsie, Betsy, Bett, Betta, Bette, Betti, Bettie, Betty, Bettye, Biff, Bit, Ebeth, Lizeth, Tetty and Veta.


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. during 1960-1969, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Beth name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Beth outside U.S.

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Beth and affiliated names. Elizabeth (#14 the previous year), Bella (#70), Bethany (#393), Betty, Bettie, Bettye, Belle, Lizeth, Bette, Betsy, Bessie, Bethan, Bell, Bethel and Bess are the popular varying forms of Beth. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.4629%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.1577%, down 65.9%), with forms such as Lizeth, Bessie, Bell, Bethel and Bess falling out of fashion. Bella (#70) and Bethany (#393) are two of the more fashionable names for newborns among these, and there is a revival in birth name popularity for Bella. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bell, Bella, Belle, Bess, Bessie, Beth, Bethany, Bethel, Betsy, Bette in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bettie, Betty, Bettye, Elizabeth, Lizeth in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Beah, Beata, Beate, Beda, Betha, Bethea, Bethia, Betia, Bets and Jeth. These names tend to be less commonly used than Beth.