Bethany Name Meaning & Origin

Bethany

Pronunciation: BEH-thə-nee (key)

Origin of the name Bethany:

Derived from the Hebrew Bet t'eina (house of figs). The name is that of a town near Jerusalem at the foot of the Mount of Olives where Jesus stayed during Holy Week before his crucifixion. Short: Beth.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Bethany: | Edit

I love this name. It's a name for a beautiful blonde with a lot of class.

Personal experiences with the name Bethany: | Edit

My name is Bethany
I am 22 years old I hate my name it seems so boring...I love long names and mine just is not long enough for me. However there are some people that say my name and make me love it, also making it sound sexy. But I hate it the only thing about it that I like is how I became a Bethany...My mother couldn't decide between Bethany and another name, even on the way to the hospital until the song Beth by KISS came on and so I became Bethany...

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Beelzebub
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My Betht Fweind
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Bef Bop
Queen B
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Meanings and history of the name Bethany: | Edit

It is a city near Jerusalem in Israel. It is also the place that Jesus' friends Mary and Martha lived in the Bible account.

Often cited as meaning: house of figs, house of the poor, fruitful (house full of figs/fruit makes a person fruitful), house of sorrow

Famous real-life people named Bethany: | Edit

Bethany Joy Lenz - singer, and actress on One Tree Hill (Haley James Scott)
Bethany Hamilton (surfer who survived a shark attack and competes and evangelizes)
Bethenny Frankel, reality TV star
I don't like the above spelling.
Bethany Mota, YouTube star

Bethany in song, story & screen: | Edit

-'Dogma' lead female is named Bethany.
-Beth Greene of the Greene family from The Walking Dead.
-Bethany Young TV series Pretty Little Liars
-On British soap Coronation Street, Bethany Platt is a cocky and irreverent teenage character.
-Bethany Hawke from Dragon Age 2

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