Meaning and name origin
Beth \b(e)-th\ as a girl's 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 is a very popular first name for females (#199 out of 4276, Top 5%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#74975 out of 88799, Top 84%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Beth for girls. Beth reached its highest rank of #69 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Beth and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Elizabeth (#14), Bethany (#393), Beth, Betty, Bethel, Bessie and Bethan. (2014 statistics).
Suggested similar baby names are Beah, Beata, Beate, Beda, Betha, Bethea, Bethia, Bethie, Bethy, Betia, Bets, Bett, Betta, Bette, Betti, Bit and Jeth. These names tend to be less commonly used than Beth.