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What does Bethel mean?

Bethel Pronunciation of Bethel [bethel] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Bethel) is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Bethel is "house of God". Biblical: the spot where Abraham built an altar. Uncommon as a given name.

Associated with: house, biblical.


Bethel has 1 variant: Betuel.

1 feminine form: Beth.

Creative forms:
(male) Settel, ..

(female) Bethta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bethel Matthew (B.M.), ..

How popular is Bethel?

Bethel is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#4483 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Bethel entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its highest position of #1279 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aeriel, Arthel, Asahel, Barthol, Bazeel, Beacher, Beagen, Beal, Beale, Beall, Beamen, Beatie, Becher, Becker, Bedall, Bede, Bedell, Beecher, Beemer, Beiler, Belden, Benjey, Benne, Bennet, Bensen, Bentlea, Bentley, Bergen, Berl, Bernal, Bernet, Bertel, Bertell (see Berthold), Bertie, Bertle, Bertol (see Berthold), Bertrem, Beven, Blithe, Blythe, Boothe, Both, Brette, Buel, Burnel (see Burnell), Butler, Dekel, Denzel, Derrel, Feiwel, Hershel, Herzel, Heschel, Heshel (see Hershel), Hevel, Itiel, Jeriel, Jerrel, Kemuel, Kendel, Keppel, Lemuel, Merrel, Mitchel, Nethanel, Newel, Nikhel, Pedael (see Pedahel), Pedahel, Petuel, Reuel, Sahel, Satchel, Wendel and Wenzel. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bethel.

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