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Gender: Female Meaning of Bethany: "house of figs" Origin of Bethany: Biblical place name and Hebrew Bethany's Popularity in 2017: #501

The name Bethany is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "house of figs". Bethany is ranked #501 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF #12 (international friends)".

From the experts:

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 Hamilton-Dirks, American surfer and survivor of shark attack
Bethany Joy Lenz, American actress
Bethany Noel "Beth" Mota, YouTube beauty guru
Bethany Grace Richards, American actress
Maria Bethania, famous Brazilian singer
Bettany Hughes, English author and historian
Bethany Jayne Bates aka Sqaishey, English YouTuber
Bethany Leigh Jordan, English YouTube blogger
Bethany Faith Lemkus, daughter of Sarah Lemkus, vegan vlogger from New Zealand
Bethany Frye, Member of YouTube channel VenturianTale, and owner of YouTube channel FlyingPings
Bethany Fisher, Australian entertainer, singer, dancer

Pop Culture References for the name Bethany

Bethany, character in novelette "Beguiling" by author Liam Holt
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
Bethany Peters, character on TV's "Stuck in the Middle"
Bethany Hamilton in the movie "Soul Surfer"

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