Bethany Name Meaning & Origin
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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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
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