Bethany
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Given Name BETHANY
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: BETH-ə-nee (English)   [details]
Meaning & History
From the name of a biblical town, possibly derived from Hebrew בֵּית־תְּאֵנָה (beit-te'enah) meaning "house of figs". In the New Testament the town of Bethany was the home of Lazarus and his sisters Mary and Martha. It has been in use as a rare given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century, used primarily by Catholics in honour of Mary of Bethany. In America it became moderately common after the 1950s.
Categories
biblical places, Dragon Age characters
Related Names
VARIANTS: Bethanie, Bethney (English)
DIMINUTIVE: Beth (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Bethania (Biblical Greek), Bethania (Biblical Latin), Betânia, Bethânia (Portuguese (Brazilian))
Popularity
United States  ranked #460 
England and Wales  ranked #85 
Australia (NSW)  - 
Northern Ireland  - 
Scotland  -