Bethel

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since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Bethel

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Beth"el
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  1. A place of worship; a hallowed spot.
  2. A chapel for dissenters.(Eng)
  3. A house of worship for seamen.

Etymology: Heb. bēth-el house of God

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  1. A house of worship (especially one for sailors)
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From Hebrew בֵּית אֵל (beth el, literally “house of God”).

  1. A holy place.
  2. A chapel, especially one for sailors.

Notable Persons Named Bethel

Bethel Leslie was an actress and screenwriter. Bethel was given the name Jane Bethel Leslie on August 3rd, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA. She passed away on November 28th, 1999.

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Bethel Johnson is a football player. Bethel was born on February 11th, 1979.

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Bethel was born on April 25th, 1964.

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Bethel was born on November 20th, 1823. He left this life on May 31st, 1884.

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Bethel was born in 1827. He died in 1907.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Bethel

Wilson Bethel is an actor, writer, producer, and model. He was most prominent from 2004 to 2005. Wilson was given the name Stephen Wilson Bethel on February 24th, 1984 in Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States.

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Justin Bethel is a football player for the Arizona Cardinals. Justin was born on June 17th, 1990 in Sumter, South Carolina. Justin is also known as Bethel, Justin Andrew; Bethel, and Justin A..

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Joan Regan was a traditional pop music musician. She was most prominent from 1953 to 2013. Joan was given the name Siobhan Bethel on January 19th, 1928 in Romford, Essex, England. She passed away on September 12th, 2013.

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Archie Bethel is a businessman. He holds the title CEO-designate and Babcock International. Archie was given the name Archibald Anderson Bethel in High Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. Archie is also known as Bethel and Archibald Anderson.

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Lorraine Bethel is a writer.

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Carrie Bethel was a in the field of basket weaving. Carrie was given the name Carrie McGowan Bethel in 1898 in Lee Vining, California. She breathed her last breath in 1974.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1890 6 6 0
1891 17 12 5
1892 18 13 5
1893 19 19 0
1894 10 10 0
1895 14 14 0
1896 14 14 0
1897 18 18 0
1898 26 17 9
1899 18 18 0
1900 35 30 5
1901 20 20 0
1902 21 21 0
1903 20 20 0
1904 21 21 0
1905 32 25 7
1906 32 27 5
1907 37 32 5
1908 35 30 5
1909 43 36 7
1910 40 40 0
1911 33 27 6
1912 67 54 13
1913 81 64 17
1914 107 79 28
1915 118 96 22
1916 137 104 33
1917 138 116 22
1918 146 113 33
1919 144 105 39
1920 129 104 25
1921 136 112 24
1922 150 119 31
1923 134 108 26
1924 148 116 32
1925 125 93 32
1926 103 86 17
1927 117 99 18
1928 89 71 18
1929 90 69 21
1930 98 62 36
1931 85 69 16
1932 86 74 12
1933 74 65 9
1934 83 64 19
1935 76 62 14
1936 78 59 19
1937 72 47 25
1938 76 55 21
1939 61 49 12
1940 72 52 20
1941 67 49 18
1942 46 38 8
1943 71 54 17
1944 45 33 12
1945 41 31 10
1946 49 40 9
1947 49 34 15
1948 46 36 10
1949 35 25 10
1950 48 34 14
1951 58 39 19
1952 35 24 11
1953 25 19 6
1954 30 22 8
1955 35 26 9
1956 29 19 10
1957 31 25 6
1958 33 28 5
1959 21 14 7
1960 23 23 0
1961 22 17 5
1962 29 22 7
1963 26 26 0
1964 25 25 0
1965 25 19 6
1966 26 26 0
1967 40 33 7
1968 17 17 0
1969 24 16 8
1970 20 15 5
1971 16 16 0
1972 10 10 0
1973 21 21 0
1974 7 7 0
1975 21 15 6
1976 15 15 0
1977 18 12 6
1978 9 9 0
1979 10 10 0
1980 17 17 0
1981 6 6 0
1982 8 8 0
1983 15 10 5
1984 11 11 0
1985 11 11 0
1986 10 10 0
1987 6 6 0
1988 15 15 0
1989 13 13 0
1990 10 10 0
1991 13 13 0
1992 10 10 0
1993 13 13 0
1994 12 12 0
1996 16 16 0
1997 12 12 0
1998 11 11 0
1999 14 14 0
2000 26 26 0
2001 24 24 0
2002 33 33 0
2003 24 24 0
2004 45 38 7
2005 35 35 0
2006 24 24 0
2007 33 33 0
2008 38 38 0
2009 49 49 0
2010 47 47 0
2011 48 48 0
2012 58 53 5
2013 56 50 6
2014 59 59 0
2015 70 70 0
2016 88 79 9
2017 66 66 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Bethel as a first name

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Popularity of Bethel as a last name

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Common last names for Bethel

  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Martin
  • Clark
  • Taylor
  • King
  • Miller
  • Thomas
  • Williams
  • Wilson
  • Adams

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bethel U.S.
  White 59.03% 64.26%
  African American 33.91% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.08% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.64% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.80% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bethel

People with the last name Bethel are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Bethel

  • How Popular is the name Bethel? Bethel is the 3,442nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Bethel was the 4,686th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bethel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,793 babies born with the first name Bethel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bethel to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bethel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1890 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Bethel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bethel is Thursday, August 31st, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Bethel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bethel was in 1922 with a total of 119 babies.
  • Random Bethel Factoid: According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bethel is not a popular baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1920.
  • Weird things about the name Bethel: Your name in reverse order is Lehteb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Helteb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bethel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,573 people with the last name Bethel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bethel? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Bethel as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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