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Its original Hebrew form is Batsheva (bat-shev-ah).
-- Miss Claire  12/5/2004
As is pointed out in the previous comment, BATHSHEBA is from the Hebrew, but is 2 words Bat-Sheva and not one as is stated.
-- Anonymous User  1/19/2005
The French version of this name is Bethsabee (with an accent aigu [acute] on the second "e"). I think it's really pretty.
-- Sarah Charlotte  2/3/2005
Sheva in Hebrew means (the number) seven. The name BasSheva actually means (in grammaticaly correct Hebrew) the seventh daughter.
-- Shevs  8/4/2005
In Thomas Hardy's novel "Far from the Madding Crowd" the main female character is called Bathsheba Everdene. That's the only time I've ever heard it - I find this name stunning.
-- CnDh85  9/10/2006
Bathsheba Babbling is the name of the Ancient Runes professor at Hogwarts.

Bathsheba is also the name of one of the Silverwing elders in Kenneth Oppel's book Silverwing.
-- Anonymous User  5/5/2007
Also the name of one of the main characters in FAR FROM THE MADDENING CROWD.
-- lowcal historyan  12/3/2007
Choosing this name is a sure sign that you are very religious and have no taste whatsoever. This name certainly doesn't sound any good in any Western languages.
-- slight night shiver  4/20/2008
I do not agree with the first quote. I think that Bathsheba is very exotic. I don't like this name because it is religious, I like it for it's uniqueness and sound. I also think that the French version sounds good.
-- Milena Scialfa  10/18/2009
I have a great-great-great-grandmother called this and have always thought it was a wonderful name, but our family have always pronounced it BATHsheba (Bath with a short a, like bat). The French Bethsabée is also very nice!
-- Pie  10/22/2008
The Spanish form of this name is Betsabé (pronounced bets-ah-bay in Spanish, closer to bets-ah-bee in English) and this is my name.
-- betsabe  8/31/2010
J. K. Rowling used this name in her short story, The Harry Potter Prequel:

‘Don’t get smart – you two are in a heap of trouble!’ snarled Anderson. ‘Names!’
‘Names?’ repeated the long-haired driver [Sirius Black]. ‘Er – well, let’s see. There’s Wilberforce… Bathsheba… Elvendork…’
‘And what’s nice about that one is, you can use it for a boy or a girl,’ said the boy in glasses [James Potter].
-- Anonymous User  4/6/2012
In Greenland is also the form Batseba currently in use by at least one person. It would also be the Danish pronunciation of the name.
-- Ane Kirstine Noerby  4/17/2013
It's not THAT extremely horrendous at all- "Sheba" is a nice nickname to have. :)
-- LoveHeartKawaii  4/20/2014

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