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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Meanings and history of the name Bethany

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

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
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Bethany Mota, YouTube star

Bethany in song, story & screen

-'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
Bethany Cabe, a supporting character from the Iron Man comics

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