Bethany

Bethany - A very unique female name



  Mar 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Bethany, meaning house of figs, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1920 on position #1796. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Bethany and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Bethany? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Bethany. The baby girl name Bethany was given to 864 baby girls in 2012, ranking #351 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,636 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Bethany peaked in popularity 32 years ago in 1987 on position 87.



Famous with this name

Bethany Levy
Bethany D. Hart
Bethany Whitmore


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Bethany is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Bethany is currently topping the baby name charts in Alaska at position #135 - and is the least popular in Arizona at position #886.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Bethany is where you live.


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Bethany origin and meaning

Bethany is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means house of figs. To see famous people named Bethany, pop culture references for the name Bethany and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Bethany

We've found the following names that sound similar to Bethany, sorted by popularity.

Bettina / Bethann / Bethanie / Bethanne / Bettyann / Bethani / Betina / Bethaney / Betania / Bethanny /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012351
2011343
2010368
2009342
2008316
2007292
2006244
2005227
2004206
2003205
2002177
2001158
2000151
1999139
1998132
1997120
1996117
1995116
1994116
1993115
1992115
1991109
1990107
1989102
198889
198787
198689
198594
198493
198399
1982112
1981114
1980123
1979135
1978155
1977176
1976192
1975214
1974216
1973243
1972308
1971366
1970355
1969373
1968415
1967431
1966454
1965478
1964517
1963529
1962639
1961685
1960713
1959689
1958848
1957836
1956803
1955703
1954727
1953838
1952810
1951774
1950822
1949902
1948939
19471383
19461127
19451349
19441210
19431225
19421096
19411416
19401558
19391013
19381319
19351336
19341334
19331333
19321481
19311270
19291573
19271831
19261795
19251448
19231593
19211822
19201796

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Alaska135
Montana179
Indiana205
Utah210
West Virginia213
Oregon226
South Carolina234
Georgia241
Virginia252
North Carolina260
Iowa266
Pennsylvania288
Minnesota295
Texas322
Alabama327
Arkansas329
Wisconsin331
Idaho343
Kentucky346
Missouri356
California359
Tennessee359
Ohio361
Nevada374
Washington378
Louisiana380
Kansas388
Oklahoma389
Colorado408
Michigan414
Maryland415
Mississippi422
Florida464
New Mexico467
New Jersey500
Massachusetts625
Illinois627
New York713
Arizona886

Even more about Bethany


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Bethany a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Bethany?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1987
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Bethany
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,636
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1920
2012 births +864

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