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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.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1915660
1916990
1917660
191811110
191914140
192011110
1921880
1922990
192318180
1924990
192520200
1926990
192716160
1928660
192913130
1930990
193114140
193212120
193317170
193421210
193522220
1936660
193714140
193820200
193929290
194022220
194122220
194251510
194343430
194434340
194534340
194650500
194748480
194871710
194996960
19501171170
19511461460
19521301300
19531201200
19541731730
19551691690
19561561560
19571581580
19581461460
19591991990
19602162160
19612262260
19622492490
19633353350
19643663660
19653883880
19664304300
19674754750
19685035030
19696226220
19707087026
19716556550
19727847795
19731,0431,0430
19741,1861,1815
19751,1361,1360
19761,2931,2930
19771,5331,5330
19781,7721,7666
19792,1012,0938
19802,5092,49910
19812,7042,69311
19822,7232,71211
19832,7782,76513#99 girl name
19842,9972,98710#93 girl name
19852,9682,9599#94 girl name
19863,0883,0817#89 girl name
19873,3073,29413#87 girl name
19883,2753,2705#89 girl name
19893,0963,08115
19903,2423,2357
19913,1183,1135
19922,9362,9297
19932,8472,8416
19942,7722,7720
19952,7472,7425
19962,6982,6980
19972,6222,6220
19982,4902,4900
19992,3092,3027
20002,1902,1900
20012,0332,0285
20021,7921,7920
20031,6171,6170
20041,6371,6298
20051,5021,5020
20061,4011,4010
20071,1641,1640
20081,0631,0630
20099629620
20108618610
20119149140
20128978970
20137987980
20148248240

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 first appeared 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 1987 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Bethany" ranks #69 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 86 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 1987. Across the entire United States a total of 3,307 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Bethany" mean?

Bethany (English): Place of figs - town near Jerusalem

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

B is for busy, your never idle life.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

T is for talent, hidden or not.

H is for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

N is for nice, need I say more?

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 "Tnaheby". 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.

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 north east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Bethany

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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Bethany Richards

Bethany was born in 1983.

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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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Past life for Bethany born Sep 27, 1924

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern India approximately on 1600. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

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 learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

Name poster for Bethany

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