Gender: Female Meaning of Bethesda: "house of mercy" Origin of Bethesda: Hebrew

Bethesda Origin and Meaning

The name Bethesda is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "house of mercy".

Unlike other place names, this one might be tied too tightly to a single locale -- the Maryland suburb of D. C. -- to work as a first name.

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Damien Lord Says:


Funny enough Bethesda Softworks is named that because it was founded in Bethesda, Maryland

SimoneKadele Says:


This is a huge GP of mine. Might be too connected to the town, but it's really pretty.

fairytara Says:


I go through this with the name Hadley.

SJAyva Says:


When I see/hear this name, I only think of the iconic fountain in Central Park, NYC.

Loveislife23 Says:


I didn't know it was a place name, when I hear Bethesda I think about Bethesda Softworks and the release of Fallout 4 ;)

otheralix Says:


Same! I live in Maryland and have to travel to Bethesda every few weeks so it's all I think of. I think it makes an awkward name for a person.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


This is the name of a place that's a moderate distance from where I live. Having been there a few times, that's all I think of.

Zelliew Says:


I prefer it as the name of a town

kpearl8 Says:


Also a town in Wales