Meaning and Name Origin
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 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 a slightly less popular last name for all people (#74975 out of 88799, Top 84%). (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)
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 and are now significantly less popular, with forms such as Lizeth, Bette, Bettie, Bettye and Betsy falling out of fashion. Bella (#70) and Bethany (#393) are two of the more fashionable names for newborns among these, with Bella having a revival in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)