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Bethany

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Bethany

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Bethany in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Bethany:

  • Records indicate that 92,469 girls in the United States have been named Bethany since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1987, when 3,293 people in the U.S. were given the name Bethany. Those people are now 33 years old.

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    Comments about the name Bethany

    96% Approval Rating
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      23 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Bethany. When I was lite I never liked my name just for the simple fact that people would always forget and call me Brittney. As I got older I learned to love my name because it is different. Since I've gotten older, I will correct people a few times if they call me by the wrong name. After that, I will just ignore you if you can't manage to call me by the right name, even if I know you are talking to me. Haha!" Nov. 7, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really like my name. I was never the Jenny or Amy that had to use their last initial in school. I was the only Bethany all through school, which was great. People always told me that I had a beautiful name. On the phone, people do assume "Stephanie", but that's a little thing." Apr. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really like my name. I was never the Jenny or Amy that had to use their last initial in school. I was the only Bethany all through school, which was great. People always told me that I had a beautiful name. On the phone, people do assume "Stephanie", but that's a little thing." Apr. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bethany and I can totally sympathize with all the other Bethanys on here about being called other names. I am a receptionist and I always state my name when I answer the phone. Only once in a blue moon does anyone ever actually repeat Bethany instead of Stephanie to back me...even the people I personally know! I never liked being called Beth but my friends and family call me Bethy or Be." Sep. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i've always have had the problem of being called stephanie. lol when i was younger i hated my name thinking it sounded really ugly. my friends call me beth, bee, bethany, or for my one friend from indonesia she calls me batheny lol it's hilarious. n all my family all joke about how she says it weird lol" Jun. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bethany and I love it...but I've been called Tiffany, Stephanie, Brittany, and Beverly by mistake!!" Mar. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is bethany and for some reason i don't like being called that but i like beth. i do think it is a beautiful name though but i often get called brittany, or stephanie or tiffany! that really bugs me! i know a fair few other bethanys" Dec. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bethany and I like it. You never have to worry about being Bethany K. of Bethany U. My mom's name is Beth, so whenever someone calls me that I get kind of annoyed. Some of the girls at my school call me Betty. Some other nicknames you could use are Ann, Annie, and Thanny." May. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my name. Although it's somewhat an uncommen name, I know 5 others. One who spells her name, 'Betheny'. I've had people spell my name like 'Bethanie' just because it rhymes with 'Stephanie'and yo usually spell it with an 'anie'I don't like the nicname of Beth, so people call me Bethie!" Aug. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is bethany, i dont mind it but it is quite common where i live. people are allways calling me beth because they think its my nick name and i really dont like it. i think it is a cute name for a baby but not great for and adult! its ok though" Mar. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bethany when I was a child I did not like It because nobody else had it but when I got older I fell in love with it because its so uncommon and unique i have been mistaked for stephanie but I don't care I love my name" Feb. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • ""My name is Bethany... I love it.. of course I can't get stuff with my name on it but i doesn't matter." Aug. 31, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is bethany and i love it, i think the y at the end makes it look more feminine than bethanie but w/e thats my opinion" Aug. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name! no one i no has this name! its so great! woo! :D" Jul. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "When I named my daughter Bethany in 1983, I had never heard of anyone else with that name. Now I hear it occassionally, but not really that often." Jul. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bethany... i love it! worst part is over the phone people think i say Stephanie" May. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is bethany and every one says that they like it because it is so different and not every one in my school has it except for one girl which is Bethani Burkhart." Apr. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my baby girls name is Bethany'I chose her name because it originated from me Beth. I think Bethany portrays worth and intelligence. Plus it and unforgetable name and so much easier to say in corporate world than the made up ones..." Mar. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bethany, and I enjoy having this name. It's common enough that people know how to pronounce it, but I still haven't met many other Bethanys in my life. It is a name that seems to foster uniqueness in the person who has the name." Mar. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "A scholar of Aramaic from the University of Chicago told me Bethany means "house of poverty" or "house of humility." I like my name, except people often think I am calling from a church or a hospital." Feb. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Bethany. It's a beautiful name, and it has a beautiful meaning, "The abiding place of God" after the small town in Israel where Mary and Martha lived. This should prove to be very special to anyone who has been fortunate enough to have been given this name or use this for their own daughter." Jan. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name- it is Bethany and i love it because no one has my name. I love that because I hate people calling your name and five other people with the same name look. LOL :) but i think Bethany is a beautiful name. :)" Jan. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bethanie...which I like better than Bethany...but I love my name, lol :-)" Jul. 8, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "People at my school say it wrong to take the mick! but at least there isnt lots of people with the same name.I like to be called Beth" Sep. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      21 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Bethany but I shortened my name to Beth due to the fact that I've been called Brittany a number of times. Whenever I meet new people I just tell them that my name is Beth." Oct. 4, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bethany and I also get called Brittany! This when I was little I hated my name cause is was so different!" Sep. 26, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bethany and I don't hate it but I don't love it I like it BC there is only one other Bethany in my school and I hate it BC people call me Brittany and I hate that BC they should already know my name" Jan. 29, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • ""my name is Bethany... I was born in 60s not a very popular name in those day's. I have never meet anyone with my name before. Recently going through my kid;s facebook friends I have noticed lot of Bethany"s. I have never liked my name and my friends call me B and my family call's me missy. I go by Bethann.." Apr. 28, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is no bethany it is BETTHANNIE which i love because nobody usually spells it this way... although it gets annoying when people spell it wrong BUT I LOVE IT, my whole name is Betthannie Gabriela which i think doesnt fit to well together but I LOVE IT anyways" May. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named Bethany, after my grandmother Beth and the area 'Bethany' in the Bible near Bethlehem. There are other names that I think sound more melodious, but I've always loved this one as it's so personal to my family. The actual translation of the name from Hebrew, "House of the Poor", isn't very nice, but as I'm the sixth child of the family, it's not totally irrelevant.(haha) I don't like being called Beth, but Bethy is nice to me IF it's someone I"m close to." Nov. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bethany, and quite honestly I think there are betters ones to fit me. It's a pretty name and all, but I can't say that it's very... me. Plus, people always call me Stephanie, which is stupid. By the way, I'm also African American. All the Bethany's I've met are white. xD" Apr. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name now but I didn't when I was a kid. I was born in 1975 so very few people had the name then. I used to change my name a lot as a kid. I went by Beth until high school but then I decided to go to by Bette." Nov. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bethany I'm 12 and African American so basically all the Bethanys' I've met are white it is also kind of hard to find a nickname for me like when I'm with my friends they have cute nicknames like Mikki,Mimi, Maya, Kiki and on and on . I get beth but hey i like being unique ." Sep. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bethany and I also love the name Bethann which is what my dad sometimes called me... I agree with everyone on it sounding like stephanie over the phone and stuff... I marched on winterguard and there was a stephanie... we'd always look at eachother in wonderment as to which name was called (as the coach is sitting there angery like why aren't you listening).. anywho... I was also called Britney by teachers and coworkers and also my fiance's family members sometimes call me Britney." Jun. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bethany. I disliked the name quite a bit growing up, but love it now (I'm 27). It is unique, and I always get compliments on how beautiful it is. One thing to note is that people often call me Britney, Stephanie, even Tiffany. People often assume that I go by Beth, which bugs me. My school friends still call me "B", which I don't mind so much." Dec. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is bethany... i've always disliked it because it sounds so boring and old fashion. its ugly so im going to change it!" Sep. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name BETHANY is okay for a girl, it's very female and playful. But the variant BETHAN (minus the "y" at the end) is just plain awful!" Feb. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is bethany!! i absolutely love it because its so unique!!! all my friends love it too!!" Dec. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Bethany is hard to pronounce and not a lot of people have heard it before. And it always gets confused with Stephanie." Jun. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "People always have to repeat my name like they are unsure they said it right. Also, many old people think I am saying Stephanie. Over the phone is a problem too. Many teachers all throughout grade school and highschool called me Brittany. I haven't met many people with my name, which I guess is a good thing. I don't mind the name, but I don't love it." Apr. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Bethany, but I go by Beth. I personally don't like it, makes me sound to girly and weak. I go by Beth, so at least it's easy to get a nick name out of." Apr. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bethany. I think it's nice because it makes me sound inocent. I've also spelled it , Bethyni, Bethoney, and Bethone, i've found tons of ways to spell it!!" Jan. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a daughter named Bethany. We chose the name as a major compromise because we both liked the nickname Beth. DH didn't like Elizabeth and I didn't like just plain Beth with our last name. What I do like about it is that it has the flavor of the trendy Brittney, Ashleys, etc of the 90's but it isn't overly used yet." Dec. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bethany. I don't really like it. What do you guys think of the name Armell(Princess in Italian) for a baby girl?" Dec. 7, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bethany...its not my favorite name, but at least not everyone else has it!" Jul. 21, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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