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Gender: F Meaning of Bethany: "house of figs" Origin of Bethany: Biblical place name and Hebrew Bethany's Popularity in 2015: #420

Bethany, which has remained fairly steadily in the Top 400 on the popularity lists, is a lyrical name that still strikes many parents as a fresher, more substantial substitute for the overused Brittany/Brittney or the more antiquated Beth.

In the New Testament, Bethany is the name of a village just outside Jerusalem where Jesus stayed during Holy Week. Mary of Bethany was the sister of Martha and Lazarus.

A spelling variation was introduced by Real Housewife of New York Bethenny Frankel.

Famous People Named Bethany

Bethany Hamilton, American surfer and survivor of shark attack.
Bethany Joy Lenz, American actress
Bethany Mota, YouTube beauty guru
Bethany Grace Richards, American actress
Maria Bethania, famous Brazilian singer
Bettany Hughes, English author and historian

Pop Culture References for the name Bethany

Bethany Simmons, from TV show "Medium"
Bethany Ide, character from the book The Memory of Running
Aunt Bethany, character in Christmas Vacation
Bethany Hawke, a character from the video game 'Dragon Age 2'
"Maria Bethania", famous Bolero song
Bethany Zorn, from TV show "Making The Band 3"
Bethany Young, a character in the 'Pretty Little Liars' TV series
Bethany Williams, character from movie "Love, Rosie" played by Suki Waterhouse

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