What does Bethel mean?
Bethel [bethel] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Bethel) is pronounced BETH-el. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Bethel is "house of God". Biblical place name: the spot where Abraham built an altar.
Associated with: biblical.
(female) Betel, Bethbea, ..
(male) Bethley, .. Middle name pairings:
Bethel Blake (B.B.), ..
How popular is Bethel?
Bethel is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2201 out of 4276, Top 51%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#4483 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Bethel entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its peak position of #680 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Beth is the only other prominent varying form of Bethel. These relations of Bethel were popular as baby names in the 1960s (usage of 0.3%).
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Aeriel, Barbel, Batel, Bathild, Beah, Beate, Beatie, Beckee, Becker, Bee, Beebee, Beige, Bel, Bell▼, Belle▼, Bente, Bentlea, Bentley, Berget, Bernee, Berte, Bertha▼, Berthe, Bertie▼, Beryl▼, Bet, Beta, Betha, Bethan, Bethanee, Bethani, Bethann, Bethany▼, Bethea, Betheney (see Bethany), Betheny, Bethesda, Bethia, Bethie, Bethy, Bethzy▼, Betia, Bets, Betsan, Betsey, Betsie, Betta, Bette▼, Betti, Betts, Betty▼, Bettye▼, Bevie, Blythe, Brette, Chel, Ehtel, Erthel (see Eartha), Etel, Ethel▼, Fennel, Gretel, Grethel, Hether, Itzel, Jeriel, Leisel, Leizel, Lethe, Merel, Meriel, Neel, Nekoel, Rahel and Richel. These names tend to be less frequently used than Bethel.See names in meaning and etymology.