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Gender: Female Meaning of Beth: "pledged to God" Origin of Beth: Diminutive of Elizabeth

The name Beth is a girl's name meaning "pledged to God". Beth and is often added to lists like Nicknames for Elizabeth and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop your least fav name GIRLS".

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The sweetest and most sensitive of the pet names for Elizabeth, now also one of the most dated.

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Famous People Named Beth

Beth Behrs, American actress
Elizabeth Anne "Beth" Ostrosky-Stern, American TV personality and model
Elizabeth "Beth" Kimberly Tweddle, British Olympic gymnast
Beth Jean Riesgraf, American actress
Beth Fowler, American actress/singer
Elizabeth Caroline "Beth" Orton, English singer-songwriter
Beth Ditto (born Mary Beth Patterson), American singer-songwriter of band Gossip
Beth Herr, American tennis player
Beth McCarthy-Miller, American TV director
Elisabeth Rodergas "Beth" Cols, Spanish pop singer
Rose Beth Brown, daughter of actor Clancy Brown
Beth Stolarczyk, American reality TV personality

Pop Culture References for the name Beth

Beth Latimer, character in British TV series "Broadchurch"
Beth Corcoran, Quinn's baby in TV's "Glee"
Beth, character in the 2000 movie "Sally"
Beth March, character in "Little Women," known for her gentle nature and love of music
Beth Greene, character on TV's "The Walking Dead"
Elizabeth "Beth" Childs, character on TV's "Orphan Black"
"I Love You, Beth Cooper," 2009 movie
Beth Kingston, character on TV's "Chasing Life"
Joanna Beth Harvelle, character on TV's "Supernatural"
Beth Smith, character on TV series "Rick and Morty"
Beth Strong, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
Beth, a character from the young adult book, "The Forest of Hands and Teeth", by Carrie Ryan
Beth Johanssen, computer programmer and astronaut in the book and film "The Martian"
"Beth," song by KISS
Beth Washington, character in video game "Until Dawn"

Bethah, Bethia, Betha


kittylover777 Says:


I love this name, I honestly like it more then Eliza for Elizabeth. It's also a good nickname for Bethany, although I like it on it's own too.

pinpin Says:


Beth- beautiful, it works well as a stand alone name and a sweet nickname for Elizabeth or Bethany

Bethylaboo Says:


My names Beth and I love it. I wouldn't want any other name ☺️💞

MissAussie1992 Says:


Agreed, often reminds me of Little Women. Besides, old doesn't mean tired.

scblovesnames Says:


Wow. I think it takes too much an effort to hate a name that much but Ce la vie.

scblovesnames Says:


I love Beth as a name by itself too. If other nicknames can stand on their own then so can Beth.

JazzieJonez Says:


I think Beth is a bettter nickname for Bethany rather Elizabeth

Angelicaecb Says:


I can't stand this name. I hate it as a form of Elizabeth. I don't like how abrupt sounding it is, with the way the TH ends so roughly on the tongue and it sounds so close to bath. I prefer it to be part of a long name though, like Bethany- if it must be used. Rather then just a stand along nn name. I've also never met a good Beth (or Bethany) I actually love Elizabeth though, but I think its because of the emphasis on the first half of the name rather then the Beth half.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I have a friend with this name, she's so sweet and it fits her perfectly

Guest Says:


I know it's aniquated but it's so soft and pretty. I love it