English botanical name
"flower name derived from the Vettones tribe"

Betony Origin and Meaning

The name Betony is a girl's name meaning "flower name derived from the Vettones tribe".

This unusual English botanical name would make an interesting update to 80s and 90s favorite Bethany. It belongs to a minty-smelling, flowering herb (also called bishopwort), which has been used since medieval times to treat various ailments.
In the language of flowers, Betony signifies surprise, so this might make for a meaningful choice for an unexpected pregnancy.
Variant spelling Bettany (as in actor Paul Bettany, or English historian Bettany Hughes), could take this name into trendy surname-as- first-name territory.