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Gender: Female Meaning of Bathsheba: "daughter of an oath" Origin of Bathsheba: Hebrew

The name Bathsheba is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "daughter of an oath". Bathsheba and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "If I had 8 daughters whose names started with...".

From the experts:

Popular with the Puritans, this name of the shrewd and beautiful wife of King David and daughter of King Solomon could be a bit of a load for a modern girl to carry.

Bathsheba is the name of the central character in the Thomas Hardy novel Far from the Madding Crowd and there's a Harry Potter character named Bathsheba Babbling, Ancient Runes professor at Hogwarts.

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Famous People Named Bathsheba

Bathsheba, Biblical wife of David and mother of Solomon
Bathsheba Doran, British playwright and TV writer
Bathsheba Garnett, American actress
Bathsheba Grossman, American sculptor
Bathsheba Wilson Bigler Smith, American Mormon leader and suffragist
Bathsheba Bowers, American Quaker author and preacher
Bathsheba Nell "Sheba" Crocker, U.S. diplomat

Pop Culture References for the name Bathsheba

Bathsheba Everdene, character in "Far from the Madding Crowd" by Thomas Hardy
Bathsheba "Sheba" Hart, character in "Notes on Scandal"
Prof. Bathsheda Babblings, character in the "Harry Potter" series
Bathsheba, character in "The Conjuring"
Eurydice Colette Clytemnestra Dido Bathsheba Rabelais Patricia Cocteau "Patsy" Stone, character in "Absolutely Fabulous"

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