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159k
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since 1880
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846
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in 2010

Beth

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1884 6 6 0
1885 9 9 0
1886 17 17 0
1887 11 11 0
1888 8 8 0
1889 26 26 0
1890 15 15 0
1891 24 24 0
1892 18 18 0
1893 27 27 0
1894 24 24 0
1895 22 22 0
1896 29 29 0
1897 27 27 0
1898 22 22 0
1899 32 32 0
1900 29 29 0
1901 23 23 0
1902 28 28 0
1903 32 32 0
1904 30 30 0
1905 22 22 0
1906 31 31 0
1907 36 36 0
1908 49 49 0
1909 54 54 0
1910 63 63 0
1911 57 57 0
1912 123 123 0
1913 129 129 0
1914 173 173 0
1915 209 209 0
1916 285 285 0
1917 298 298 0
1918 335 335 0
1919 355 355 0
1920 349 349 0
1921 356 356 0
1922 284 284 0
1923 287 287 0
1924 319 319 0
1925 315 315 0
1926 329 329 0
1927 310 310 0
1928 290 290 0
1929 262 262 0
1930 251 251 0
1931 238 238 0
1932 276 276 0
1933 256 256 0
1934 343 343 0
1935 343 343 0
1936 326 326 0
1937 371 371 0
1938 406 406 0
1939 501 501 0
1940 470 470 0
1941 601 601 0
1942 663 663 0
1943 785 785 0
1944 750 750 0
1945 807 807 0
1946 962 962 0
1947 1,178 1,178 0
1948 1,087 1,087 0
1949 1,355 1,355 0
1950 1,580 1,580 0
1951 1,981 1,981 0
1952 2,356 2,356 0
1953 2,566 2,566 0
1954 3,042 3,035 7
1955 3,277 3,269 8
1956 3,808 3,800 8
1957 4,362 4,354 8
1958 4,990 4,979 11 #95 girl name
1959 6,078 6,066 12 #80 girl name
1960 6,270 6,260 10 #72 girl name
1961 6,730 6,715 15 #65 girl name
1962 6,436 6,424 12 #66 girl name
1963 6,697 6,678 19 #66 girl name
1964 6,699 6,687 12 #65 girl name
1965 5,784 5,772 12 #66 girl name
1966 5,463 5,446 17 #65 girl name
1967 5,196 5,181 15 #67 girl name
1968 4,780 4,766 14 #74 girl name
1969 4,470 4,461 9 #82 girl name
1970 4,260 4,248 12 #92 girl name
1971 3,691 3,684 7 #101 girl name
1972 2,826 2,818 8
1973 2,571 2,564 7
1974 2,530 2,522 8
1975 2,333 2,325 8
1976 2,317 2,307 10
1977 2,976 2,967 9 #97 girl name
1978 2,752 2,743 9
1979 2,695 2,687 8
1980 2,859 2,849 10
1981 2,319 2,310 9
1982 2,002 2,002 0
1983 1,642 1,635 7
1984 1,631 1,631 0
1985 1,347 1,341 6
1986 1,141 1,135 6
1987 937 930 7
1988 862 862 0
1989 682 677 5
1990 663 663 0
1991 544 544 0
1992 461 461 0
1993 346 346 0
1994 315 315 0
1995 282 282 0
1996 239 239 0
1997 238 238 0
1998 193 193 0
1999 175 175 0
2000 161 161 0
2001 156 156 0
2002 107 107 0
2003 103 103 0
2004 103 103 0
2005 57 57 0
2006 85 85 0
2007 61 61 0
2008 68 68 0
2009 40 40 0
2010 36 36 0
2011 49 49 0
2012 47 47 0
2013 35 35 0
2014 44 44 0
2015 44 44 0

Fun Facts about the name Beth

  • How many people with the first name Beth have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 159,338 babies born with the first name Beth in the United States. That's more than enough people named Beth to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Beth? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Beth first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Beth is Tuesday, December 7th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Beth born? The highest recorded use of the first name Beth was in 1961 with a total of 6,715 babies. That's a lot of babies named Beth!
  • Random Beth Factoid: According to the 1961 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Beth ranks 51st in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 37 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1961.
  • Weird things about the name Beth: Your name in reverse order is Hteb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bhte. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Beth? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 846 people with the last name Beth.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Beth? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Beth as their last name since less than 1 person in 345k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Beth as a last name

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Common last names for Beth

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Anderson
  • Davis
  • Williams
  • Taylor
  • Martin
  • Moore
  • Young
  • Campbell
  • Hall
  • Baker

Common first names for Beth

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Beth U.S.
  White 89.13% 64.26%
  African American 3.19% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.89% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.95% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.42% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.43% 16.26%

Of Last Name Beth

People with the last name Beth are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

English

Origin and Meaning of Beth

The name "Beth" is of English origin, and it means "God is my oath". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun beth
the 2nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The 2nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  1. A diminutive of the female given names Elizabeth, Elisabeth, and sometimes Bethany. Also a formal given name or middle name.

Notable Persons With the Name Beth

Beth Phoenix

Beth Phoenix is a wrestler. Beth was born on November 24th, 1980 in Elmira, New York.

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Beth Behrs

Beth Behrs is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2009. Beth was born on December 26th, 1985 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Beth Hart

Beth Hart is a blues rock, jazz fusion, soul music, and storytelling songwriter, musician, and painting. She plays Piano, Guitar, Bass guitar, Cello, Percussion instrument, and Vocals. Beth was born on January 24th, 1972.

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Beth Grant

Beth Grant is an actress. She was most prominent from 1979 to present. Beth was born on September 18th, 1949 in Gadsden, Alabama, U.S.

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Beth Stern

Beth Stern is an actress, author, model, actor, and model (people). Beth was given the name Elizabeth Anne Ostrosky on July 15th, 1972 in , U.S.

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Beth Riesgraf

Beth Riesgraf is an actor and actress. Her ongoing career started in 1999. Beth was given the name Beth Jean Riesgraf on August 24th, 1978.

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  • Beth Howland
    (stage)
  • Beth Gibbons
    (singer-songwriter)
  • Beth Greene
    (noteworthy somebody)
  • Beth Orton
    (musician)
  • Beth Ditto
    (musician)
  • Beth Liebling
    (musician)
  • Beth Broderick
    (actress)
  • Bif Naked
    (singer-songwriter)
  • Beth Tweddle
    (gymnast)
  • Beth Littleford
    (actress/comedienne)
  • Beth Fowler
    (actor)
  • Beth Nielsen Chapman
    (singer-songwriter)
  • Beth Shak
    (notable human)
  • Beth Leavel
    (actress)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Beth

Tairrie B

Tairrie B is a hip hop music, gangsta rap, alternative metal, and nu metal rapper, singer, songwriter, poet, activist, designer, writer, and rapping. She plays Vocals. She was most prominent from 1990 to present. Tairrie was given the name Theresa Beth on January 18th, 1965 in Anaheim, California. Tairrie is also known as Tairrie B Murphy.

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Beth

Beth is a musician. She was most active from 2003 to 2003. Beth was given the name Elisabeth Rodergas Cols on December 23rd, 1981 in Súria. Beth is also known as Beth.

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Karl Beth

Karl Beth was a leading individual. Karl was born in 1872. He passed away in 1959.

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Marianne Beth

Marianne Beth was a noteworthy human. Marianne was born in 1889. She left this life in 1984.

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What does the name Beth mean?

Bis for beloved, as you are to many.

Eis for expert, in your chosen career

Tis for teacher, you truly are.

His for happiness, you always bring.

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