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What does Bethsheba mean?

Bethsheba /beth-she-ba/ as a girls' name. Bethsheba's root is Hebrew, and Bethsheba means "daughter of oath". Bethsheba is a variant form of Bathsheba (Hebrew).

Associated with: oath.


Bethsheba has 4 alternative forms via Bathsheba: Bathseva, Bathshua, Batsheba and Batsheva.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Bethshebe, Bethshena, ..

(male) Bethsheber, Bethsheson, ..

How popular is Bethsheba?

Bethsheba is an unusual first name for females. Bethsheba is an unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Bethsheba and affiliated names. Batsheva (#1725 a year ago) is the only prominent variation form of Bethsheba (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. This relation of Bethsheba was favored as a baby name in the year 2012 (#1238) and is somewhat less common today. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Batsheva in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bethsheba and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Bathshira, Batshua, Betha, Bethanee, Bethaney, Bethea, Bethel, Bethell, Betheney (see Bethany), Betheny, Bethesda, Bethia, Bethie, Bethsabee, Bethuel, Bethuna, Bethune, Betsey and Betsie. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bethsheba.