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What does Beth mean?

Beth Pronunciation of Beth as a girls' name is pronounced beth. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Beth is "house". Short form of Elizabeth (Hebrew) "God is my oath", Bethel and Bethany. Not used before the 19th century. Literary: Louisa May Alcott gave the name to the sweet, gentle and most beloved of the four daughters in "Little Women".


ASSOCIATED WITH oath, 19th century, literary, sweet (beautiful), gentle, little


VARIANTS Bessie, Bet, Bethan

SEE ALSO Bat, Beta, Betty, Jobeth

RELATIONS VIA BETHANY, BETHEL, ELIZABETH Belita, Bell, Bella, Belle, Bess, Bessy, Beta, Bethani, Bethann, Bethell, Betheny, Bethie, Bethuel, Bethuna, Bethune, Bethy, Bethzy, Betina, Betsan, Betsey, Betsie, Betsy, Bett, Betta, Bette, Betti, Bettie, Betty, Bettye, Biff, Bit, Ebeth, Lizeth, Tetty, Veta



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How popular is Beth?

Beth is a very popular first name for females (#199 out of 4276, Top 5%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#25398 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Beth reached its apex position of #67 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not in the list at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Elizabeth (#13 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Bella (#48), Bethany (#481), Belle (#859), Betty (#1128), Lizeth (#1757), Bell, Bette, Bettye, Bettie, Betti, Bethzy, Betsy, Betsey, Bethel, Bethann, Bethan, Bessie, Bess and Veta are the popular varying forms of Beth. These relations of Beth were favored as birth names 88 years ago (USAGE OF 4.2%) and are now significantly less popular (USAGE 0.85%, DOWN 79.8%). Elizabeth has been the top favorite, although Bella appears to be getting popular too, while versions such as Bettie are now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Beth, Bell, Bella, Belle, Bess in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bessie, Bethann, Bethany, Bethel, Bethzy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Betsey, Betsy, Bette, Betti, Bettie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Betty, Bettye, Elizabeth, Lizeth, Veta in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Beth, Bella, Belle, Bethan, Bethany, Elizabeth outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Bea, Beah, Beata, Beate, Beau, Beba, Bebe, Beck, Beda, Bee, Beea, Beki, Bel, Bena, Bente, Bep, Bera, Bert, Berta, Berte, Bertha, Berthe, Berti, Berty, Betha, Bethea, Bethia, Betia, Bets, Betts, Bev, Bich, Breah, Bret, Brett, Cath, Eth, Heath, Jeth, Leith and Ruth. These names tend to be less commonly used than Beth.

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