"daughter of an oath"

Bathsheba Origin and Meaning

The name Bathsheba is girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "daughter of an oath".
Popular with the Puritans, this name of the shrewd and beautiful wife of King David and mother of King Solomon could be a bit of a load for a modern girl to carry.

Bathsheba is the name of the central character in the Thomas Hardy novel Far from the Madding Crowd and there's a Harry Potter character named Bathsheba Babbling, Ancient Runes professor at Hogwarts.

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Famous People Named Bathsheba

  • BathshebaBiblical wife of David and mother of Solomon
  • Bathsheba DoranBritish playwright and TV writer
  • Bathsheba GarnettAmerican actress
  • Bathsheba GrossmanAmerican sculptor
  • Bathsheba Wilson Bigler SmithAmerican Mormon leader and suffragist
  • Bathsheba BowersAmerican Quaker author and preacher
  • Bathsheba Nell "Sheba" CrockerU.S. diplomat

Bathsheba in Pop Culture

  • Bathsheba Everdenecharacter in "Far from the Madding Crowd" by Thomas Hardy
  • Bathsheba "Sheba" Hartcharacter in "Notes on Scandal"
  • Prof. Bathsheda Babblingscharacter in the "Harry Potter" series
  • Bathshebacharacter in "The Conjuring"
  • Eurydice Colette Clytemnestra Dido Bathsheba Rabelais Patricia Cocteau "Patsy" Stonecharacter in "Absolutely Fabulous"