Meaning and name origin
Bethesda \b(e)-thes-da, beth(e)-sda\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Bethesda is "house of mercy". Bethesda pool in Jerusalem was supposed to have healing powers after being stirred by an angel.
Bethesda is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Bethesda for girls (2014 statistics).