Names.org
Popularity
95k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Bethany

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • #649 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the name "Bethany" in the U.S.?

Click Here to Show Chart Data
Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1915 6 6 0
1916 9 9 0
1917 6 6 0
1918 11 11 0
1919 14 14 0
1920 11 11 0
1921 8 8 0
1922 9 9 0
1923 18 18 0
1924 9 9 0
1925 20 20 0
1926 9 9 0
1927 16 16 0
1928 6 6 0
1929 13 13 0
1930 9 9 0
1931 14 14 0
1932 12 12 0
1933 17 17 0
1934 21 21 0
1935 22 22 0
1936 6 6 0
1937 14 14 0
1938 20 20 0
1939 29 29 0
1940 22 22 0
1941 22 22 0
1942 51 51 0
1943 43 43 0
1944 34 34 0
1945 34 34 0
1946 50 50 0
1947 48 48 0
1948 71 71 0
1949 96 96 0
1950 117 117 0
1951 146 146 0
1952 130 130 0
1953 120 120 0
1954 173 173 0
1955 169 169 0
1956 156 156 0
1957 158 158 0
1958 146 146 0
1959 199 199 0
1960 216 216 0
1961 226 226 0
1962 249 249 0
1963 335 335 0
1964 366 366 0
1965 388 388 0
1966 430 430 0
1967 475 475 0
1968 503 503 0
1969 622 622 0
1970 708 702 6
1971 655 655 0
1972 784 779 5
1973 1,043 1,043 0
1974 1,186 1,181 5
1975 1,136 1,136 0
1976 1,293 1,293 0
1977 1,533 1,533 0
1978 1,772 1,766 6
1979 2,101 2,093 8
1980 2,509 2,499 10
1981 2,704 2,693 11
1982 2,723 2,712 11
1983 2,778 2,765 13 #99 girl name
1984 2,997 2,987 10 #93 girl name
1985 2,968 2,959 9 #94 girl name
1986 3,088 3,081 7 #89 girl name
1987 3,307 3,294 13 #87 girl name
1988 3,275 3,270 5 #89 girl name
1989 3,096 3,081 15
1990 3,242 3,235 7
1991 3,118 3,113 5
1992 2,936 2,929 7
1993 2,847 2,841 6
1994 2,772 2,772 0
1995 2,747 2,742 5
1996 2,698 2,698 0
1997 2,622 2,622 0
1998 2,490 2,490 0
1999 2,309 2,302 7
2000 2,190 2,190 0
2001 2,033 2,028 5
2002 1,792 1,792 0
2003 1,617 1,617 0
2004 1,637 1,629 8
2005 1,502 1,502 0
2006 1,401 1,401 0
2007 1,164 1,164 0
2008 1,063 1,063 0
2009 962 962 0
2010 861 861 0
2011 914 914 0
2012 897 897 0
2013 798 798 0
2014 824 824 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Bethany? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 95,216 babies born with the name Bethany in the United States. That's more than enough Bethanies to occupy the country of Seychelles with an estimated population of 90,945 (as of August 26, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Bethany" was in 1987 with a total of 3,294 babies. (That's a lot of baby Bethanies)

According to the 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Bethany" ranks #80 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 167 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1983. Across the entire United States a total of 2,778 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Answer a few simple questions to help us improve the information we display about names on the site.

Where is the name Bethany popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Bethany in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Bethany" mean? The list below shows the origins of Bethany as well as things modernly associated with the name Bethany such as celebrities named Bethany.

English

Origin and Meaning of Bethany

The name "Bethany" is of English origin, and it means "Place of figs - town near Jerusalem". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Bethany Hamilton

Bethany Hamilton is a surfer. Bethany was born in 1990 as Bethany Meilani Hamilton in Lihue, Hawaii, U.S.

Popularity:

Bethany Joy Lenz

Bethany Joy Lenz is an actress, singer-songwriter, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1988 to present. Bethany was born in 1981 as Bethany Joy Lenz in Hollywood, Florida. U.S.

Popularity:

Bethany Richards

Bethany was born in 1983.

Popularity:

Joie Lenz

Joie Lenz is an actress, singer-songwriter, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1988 to present. Joie was born in 1981 as Bethany Joy Lenz in Hollywood, Florida. U.S.

Popularity:

Alternative Meanings

B is for bygone, never forgetting golden memories.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

T is for time, you give to friends.

H is for humble, a saintly quality.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Ynahteb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Hneaytb". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Bethany born Feb 12, 1935

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Spain approximately on 1400. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

Name poster for Bethany

Name poster for Bethany(click to save the high quality version)

Here's something for you to ponder on...

Popular Baby Names And Their Meanings - A name is that unique word that identifies you as the person you are. Do you know the top baby names and their meaning?

Names Searched Right Now

< 1k Keliesie
14k Armani
< 1k Avumile
< 1k Last
3k Dennise
1.1m Timothy
1.2m Brian
< 1k Navesh
< 1k Laflare
< 1k Sonto
< 1k Malachaie
< 1k Zinedine
< 1k Vergible
< 1k Anyia
7k Remy
< 1k Taylur