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Bethany

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • #652 All Time
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Boys

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

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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 367 367 0
1965 387 387 0
1966 430 430 0
1967 475 475 0
1968 502 502 0
1969 622 622 0
1970 708 702 6
1971 655 655 0
1972 785 780 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 2,724 2,713 11
1983 2,779 2,766 13 #99 girl name
1984 2,996 2,986 10 #93 girl name
1985 2,968 2,959 9 #94 girl name
1986 3,087 3,080 7 #91 girl name
1987 3,309 3,296 13 #87 girl name
1988 3,275 3,270 5 #89 girl name
1989 3,096 3,081 15
1990 3,243 3,236 7
1991 3,118 3,113 5
1992 2,937 2,930 7
1993 2,846 2,840 6
1994 2,773 2,773 0
1995 2,748 2,743 5
1996 2,698 2,698 0
1997 2,622 2,622 0
1998 2,490 2,490 0
1999 2,310 2,303 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 1,403 1,403 0
2007 1,165 1,165 0
2008 1,063 1,063 0
2009 963 963 0
2010 861 861 0
2011 914 914 0
2012 901 901 0
2013 798 798 0
2014 825 825 0
2015 756 756 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Bethany baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 95,987 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 3,296 babies. (That's a lot of baby Bethanies)

According to the 1984 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Bethany" ranks #70 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 44 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1984. Across the entire United States a total of 2,996 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Bethany popular?

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Bethany Richards

Bethany was born in 1983.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Bethany

Bethany Beach
Bethany Beach Boardwalk
Bethany Beach Hotels
Bethany Beach Ocean Suites
Bethany Beach Rentals
Bethany Beach Weather
Bethany Blues
Bethany Mota

Alternative Meanings

B is for beauty, that comes from within.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

T is for teacher, you truly are.

H is for hero, as you appear to many.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

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 "Teyhban". 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 Aug 7, 1960

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 Northern England approximately on 1200. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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