Biblical place name and Hebrew
"house of figs"

Bethany Origin and Meaning

The name Bethany is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "house of figs".
Bethany 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.
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Famous People Named Bethany

  • Bethany Meilani HamiltonDirks, American surfer and survivor of shark attack, featured in film "Soul Surfer"
  • Bethany Joy LenzAmerican actress
  • Bethany Noel "Beth" MotaYouTube beauty guru
  • Bethany Grace RichardsAmerican actress
  • Bethany Jayne Bates aka SqaisheyEnglish YouTuber
  • Bethany Leigh JordanEnglish YouTube blogger
  • Bethany Faith Lemkusdaughter of Sarah Lemkus, vegan vlogger from New Zealand
  • Bethany FryeMember of YouTube channel VenturianTale, and owner of YouTube channel FlyingPings
  • Bethany FisherAustralian entertainer, singer, dancer
  • Bethany BalcerAmerican soccer player
  • Maria BethaniaBrazilian singer

Bethany in Pop Culture

  • Bethany Simmonsfrom TV show "Medium"
  • Bethany Idecharacter from the book The Memory of Running
  • Aunt Bethanycharacter in film "Christmas Vacation"
  • Bethany Hawkea character from the video game 'Dragon Age 2'
  • Bethany Zornfrom TV show "Making The Band 3"
  • Bethany Younga character in the 'Pretty Little Liars' TV series
  • Bethany Williamscharacter from movie "Love, Rosie" played by Suki Waterhouse
  • Bethany Peterscharacter on TV's "Stuck in the Middle"
  • "Maria Bethania"famous Bolero song