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What does Bethune mean?

Bethune Pronunciation of Bethune [bethune] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and Bethune means "house of God". Bethune is a version of Bethel (Hebrew).


5 alternative forms via Bethel: Beth, Bethell, Bethelle, Bethuel and Bethuna.

Creative forms:
(female) Bethney, Betune, ..

(male) Bethni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bethune Irie (B.I.), ..

How popular is Bethune?

Bethune is an unusual first name for females but a very prominent last name for all people (#8903 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Bethune (outside Top 2000) are Beth and Bethel. Adoption of these relations of Bethune was well-received among parents 6 decades ago (average #1033), but now, the form Beth has become less trendy. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Bethune is alike in pronunciation to Bethan, Bethann and Bethanne. Other suggested similar names are Aithne, Arthene, Athene, Bebhinn, Berdine, Berthe, Bertine, Betha, Bethanee, Bethaney, Bethani, Bethanie, Bethannie, Bethanny, Bethany, Bethea, Betheney (see Bethany), Betheny, Bethia, Bethie, Bethy, Bethzy, Betiana, Betina, Betsan, Betsie, Bette, Bettie, Bettina, Bettine, Bettye, Eithne, Petrine and Ruthine (see Ruth). These names tend to be more commonly used than Bethune.

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