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What does Bethan mean?

Bethan Pronunciation of Bethan [bethan] as a girls' name is of Welsh origin. Pet form of Beth. Now used commonly in the English-speaking world. Also form of Elizabeth.



(female) Bethne, Bethni, ..

(male) Bether, ..

Bethan Elisabeth (B.E.), ..

How popular is Bethan?

Bethan is an uncommon first name for women and an equivalently unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Bethan reached its top rank of #78 in England in the year 1998, but is not ranked currently. (TOP 100 NAMES, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bethan name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Bethan are Beth and Elizabeth (#13 FROM CURRENT RECORDS). These forms of Bethan were popular with parents 135 years ago (AVERAGE #928) and are now significantly less conventional (#1337, 84%), with forms such as Elizabeth becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Beth, Elizabeth in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Bethan is pronounced similarly to Bethann, Bethanne and Bethune. Other suggested similar names are Bertha, Beta, Betha, Bethanee, Bethaney, Bethani, Bethanie, Bethannie, Bethanny, Bethany, Bethea, Bethel, Betheney (see Bethany), Betheny, Bethia, Bethie, Bethuna, Bethy, Bethzy, Betia, Betiana, Betina, Betsan, Betta, Bettina, Bettine, Breehan, Letha, Meghan, Reghan and Retha. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bethan.