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What does Beth mean?

Beth [beth] 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".

Associated with: oath, 19th century, literary, sweet (beautiful), gentle, little.


Beth has 3 variants: Bessie, Bet and Bethan.

Affiliated girl names: Bat, Beta, Betty and Jobeth.

Beth has 35 more relations via Bethany, Bethel, Elizabeth: Belita, Bell, Bella, Belle, Bess, Bessy, Beta, Bethani, Bethann, Bethell, Betheny, Bethie, Bethuel, Bethuna, Bethune, Bethy, Bethzy, Betina, Betsan, Betsey, Betsie, Betsy, Bett, Betta, Bette, Betti, Bettie, Betty, Bettye, Biff, Bit, Ebeth, Lizeth, Tetty and Veta.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Bath, Beath, ..

(male) Beer, Bethe, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Beth for girls. Beth reached its apex position of #67 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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), Belle (#1030), Betty (#1254), Lizeth (#1348), Betsy (#1621), Bette, Betti, Bettye, Veta, Bettie, Bethzy, Bessie, Bess, Bethan, Bethann, Bell, Bethel and Betsey are the popular varying forms of Beth. These relations of Beth were favored as birth names 134 years ago (usage of 6.43%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 1.08%, down 83.2%). Elizabeth has been the top favorite, although Bella appears to be getting popular too, while versions such as Bette are now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Beth, Bell, Bella, Belle, Bess in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bessie, Bethann, Bethany, Bethel, Bethzy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Betsey, Betsy, Bette, Betti, Bettie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Betty, Bettye, Elizabeth, Lizeth, Veta in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Bea, Beah, Beata, Beate, Beau, Beba, Bebe, Beck, Beda, Bee, Beea, Beki, Bel, Bena, Bente, Bep, Bera, Bert, Berta, Berte, Bertha, Berthe, Berti, Berty, Betha, Bethea, Bethia, Betia, Bets, Betts, Bev, Bich, Breah, Bret, Brett, Cath, Eth, Heath, Jeth, Leith and Ruth. These names tend to be less commonly used than Beth.