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Gender: female
Pronunciation: BETH
Meaning: God's promise, House of Figs
Related Names: Bethany, Bethel, Bethie, Elisabeth, Elisabetta, Elizabeth, Liz

Length: 4 Gender: {{#if female



Rank in 2000s: 0 0

Name: beth Origin: Greek,,, Hebrew,, Meaning (no case): god's promise, house of figs



Beth is a common English name which is a shortened form of Elizabeth or Bethany and other variations of these two names. The name Beth is occasionally a given name in addition to being the shortened form or nickname for another name. The spelling Elizabeth is an anglicized version of the spelling Elisabeth which is still used in English speaking places, but is less common than Elizabeth. Elisabeth is still a common spelling in France and other parts of the world.

The name Beth as a separate given name without being shortened from another name became quite popular after Louisa May Alcott's book Little Women portrayed a sweet girl with the name Beth.


The name Beth fell off the chart of the 1000 most popular female given names in the U.S. in after 1996. Up until then, it was on the list of most popular names. The name peaked around 1960 when it was in the top 50 female given names in the U.S.

In Scotland, the name is much more popular than it is in the U.S. In Scotland the name varies each year between the top 25 and top 60 female given names. Currently, it is ranked about the 50th most popular female given name. Its popularity in the U.S. is a far cry from Scotland, nonetheless, it remains a baby name given in America.[1]


  • Beth was one of the four sisters portrayed in Louisa May Alcott's book entitled Little Women.
  • Beth is the name of a song by KISS
  • Beth is the name of the second letter in many alphabets, such as Hebrew and Aramaic.
  • Beth is the name for a series of infinite cardinal numbers (their name comes from the letter Beth in Semitic alphabets).
  • Beth Clement was a character on the soap Holyoaks airing in the UK
  • There's a 'Beth's Cafe' in Seattle, Washington


  • Willem Evert Beth was a Dutch logician and philosopher
  • Beth is a name that a famous Spanish musician goes by--no surname or composite name, just simply 'Beth'
  • Beth Cahill an actress on 'Saturday Night Live'
  • Beth Hart is a musician and performer
  • Beth Apeldoorn was a popular author of the 20th century
  • Beth Daniel is a golfer who made it all the way to the Hall of Fame
  • Beth Custer is a jazz musician
  • Beth Orton is a folk & pop musician and songwriter
  • Beth Gibbons is a musician


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Author:Rachel Hanson


Facts about BethRDF feed
Gender female  +
Length 4  +
Meaning God's promise, House of Figs  +
Meaningnc god's promise, house of figs  +
Name beth  +
Origin Greek  +, and Hebrew  +
Popularity 0  +
Pronunciation BETH  +
Rank in 2000s 0  +
Related Bethany  +, Bethel  +, Bethie  +, Elisabeth  +, Elisabetta  +, Elizabeth  +, and Liz  +
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