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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 has 3 variant forms: Bessie, Bet and Bethan.

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


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).

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

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

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bessie, Beth, Bethany, Bethel, Betty, Elizabeth in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.