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Gender: F Origin of Marybeth: Compound name, combination of Mary and Beth

Marybeth, something written like this as one word and sometimes as Mary Beth, is one of those compound versions of Mary popular in the midcentury US. Parents were trying to move away from plain old Mary, long the Number 1 girls' name, but not too far away. Marybeth is one of the most classic combinations, pairing Mary with the also-long-popular Elizabeth. About 400 baby girls were named Marybeth every year at its peak in the mid-1960s; today, it's fewer than 20.

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Famous People Named Marybeth

Mary Beth Hurt, American actress
Mary Beth Peil, American actress and singer
Mary Elizabeth "Mary Beth" Hughes, American actress
Mary Beth Evans, American actress
Mary Beth Marley, American pair skater

Pop Culture References for the name Marybeth

Marybeth Dunston, character in the "Hatchet" movies