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This is a cute name. I thought "Bethany" was a pet form of Elizabet. But coming from the Bible, it makes sense.
-- Tbird  6/23/2005
Well, my name is Bethany and it has caused me some trouble. Most people call me Beth and when they do, people think that it is short for Elizabeth. Also, my teacher's get me confused with the Brittany's in the class. Even though I love my name. My full name is Bethany Layne, and it is unique enough to set me apart, but not way out there where people look at you funny. I was named after one of my mom's friends when she went to a military school in Saudia Arabia. I couldn't be happier with my name.
-- BethanyE  12/20/2005
My name is Bethany as well and I personally don't like my name. It is too soft-sounding and it doesn't suit me because I'm quite tough and proud. Everyone at school calls me "Beth" which I absolutely dislike. The 'th' sound really sticks on your tongue.
-- bschoer10  2/13/2006
I love this name. It is an easy name to grow up with.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
My name is Bethany. Bethany isn't one of my favorite names, but it is sort of unique and not many people use it. It really gets on my nerves when people call me Beth without asking. My nickname is a priviledge for my family and close friends to use. Overall, the name Bethany isn't too bad.
-- estel  5/19/2006
I've been told that Bethany means 'house of God'. It was also the name of a biblical town.
-- estel  5/19/2006
My name is Bethany, it's unique. Sometimes I really wish I had a different name because when people ask my name I say Bethany and they're like Brittany?, then they're like Stephanie?, I'm like no it's Bethany! I have to say it like 3 times.
-- Anonymous User  6/16/2006
It's a pretty name but I don't think I could use it for my daughter. There is just something about it that is kinda sad or something, can't place my finger on it.
-- Anonymous User  6/22/2006
A good name, not trendy super popular, but not weird either. Easy to say, and to tell the truth, I can't imagine it being confused with Brittany or Stephanie.
-- nelirosala  6/26/2006
I somehow find this name slightly paltry, homespun, indigenous, and rather uncultivated, along with Shelby and Courtney. Sure it has a very decourous cadence to it, but everytime I ponder in my mind, I picture an eight year old hillbilly red-head who works on a farm and rides horses for a living. I do not mean any harm to any individuals who have experience or are fond of this lifestyle, however this name does not entice to me at all. Even though this is the name of my 14-year-old sister. I would say that it fits her fatuous lifestyle quite well. (No offence, if you ever read this)
-- Starla-Marie_1993  7/23/2006
I agree mostly with Starla-Marie_1993. I do see a young horse lover when I picture this name! But I like the sound of it, and I've known a few girls named Bethany. Some variants I've seen are Bethanie (don't like this too much. Looks odd) and Bethanee (looks a bit like this person might not be all together in the head, but two "ee"s make it looks a little more "ancient", in my opinion).
-- Pheadirean  7/25/2006
It's my name. I hate it, but that hillbilly thing? Coming from a 13 year old?It's not that bad. And no way on terms with Courtney and Shelbee. They appear to me kind of low class names. Bethany if anything is nerdy. That's why I hate it. I don't get called it though, I get called Beth and Betty never ever Bethany.
-- BeTTy  4/27/2007
Bethany Dillon is a Christian music artist.
-- Anonymous User  11/11/2006
My best friend's name is Bethany. Her full name is Bethany Anne. I think it is beautiful and "Bethany" fits her personality. She doesn't like her name and says it's too common and home-spun. She would prefer to be called "Anne" because few people are named that now-days. I would never name my child Bethany, but I think it's a cute name for a little girl and a dignified name for a woman.
-- Adr90  11/11/2006
My name is Bethany Lynn and everyone calls me Beth which is fine with me. Folks do often assume that it's short for Elizabeth, but it's nice to have an unusual name that is from the Bible and has a very suitable nickname like Beth. I'm in my early thirties and rarely run into another Bethany. Or many Beths for that matter. It suits me and I like it.
-- bethanymac  4/16/2007
I am also a Bethany Lynn. I've never been all that fond of my name, and I also often get the "Brittany? Stephanie?" response. I do like the nicknames I pick up, though; people call me Macbeth, Bethayn, Thayn, and occasionally Thayn of Caudor (Macbeth is one of my favorite plays, so it works for me).
-- sardoniclaconic  4/23/2007
Bleh. This name doesn't seem interesting to me; I don't like it much, though it's not totally ugly or anything. And the meaning is dull too.
-- Anonymous User  7/9/2007
The famous Christian singer/songwritter Bethany Dillon.
-- applemilk  8/29/2007
A famous bearer of this name is American surfer Bethany Hamilton (born February 8, 1990).
-- Anonymous User  10/17/2007
I've heard three meanings of this name.
1. House of figs.
2. House of God.
3. House of the poor.

I don't remember where I saw the first (aside from here), the second was on a little card thing I got from a bible store (and I've heard it quite a bit), and the last was in the glossary bit of an old bible.
-- FaerytaleMalice  11/27/2007
I always thought this was a interesting, even pretty name. I have a sister named Bethany. I can't recall all the times I too have had to correct people when they ask how my sister Stephanie/Brittany is doing!
-- edenrowe  12/30/2007
There is a road to Bethany mentioned in the Bible, so this is a Bible name as well.
-- Patricia Underwood  2/1/2008
My name is Bethany, and I happen to like it thank you very much. I'm from California, and I've never ridden a horse or worn home-spun clothes. Also it means house of unripened figs which has been translated to mean potential. House of God is incorrect, that is Bethel. Bethany is the town in the Bible where Mary, Martha, and their brother Lazarus lived, and is mentioned in the gospels because Jesus visited there. I do get frustrated when people confuse Stephanie or Brittany with my name (I personally hate both names). But I have never minded if people call me Beth. Most people think they are going to offend me, and ask which I prefer but I always tell them they can use whichever they feel like (most people pick Beth).
-- Anonymous User  4/27/2008
This name makes me think of a slightly chubby, homely girl, who is kind-hearted, but not very bright.
-- greta-elisif  5/20/2008
I know someone named Bethany, and I envy her for it. Her full name is Bethany Rose Teresa. Bethany Rose is her full first name. She loves her name very much and wouldn't trade it for the world. She goes by Beth and few people have teasing names to call her.
-- Anonymous User  5/31/2008
My name is Bethany Jane. When I was a kid I thought the name was frumpy-- I would have much rather preferred a name like "Sarah" or "Rachel". But now that I've grown up, Bethany has become one of my favorite names. I think it's modest, pretty, and feminine. Plus, it's relatively uncommon (especially compared to Sarah or Rachel!)

It does get mixed up with Stephanie and Brittany /all/ of the freaking time.
-- cookieavalanche  8/20/2008
The crazy aunt in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation was named Bethany. Every time I hear it, I can't help but think of her saying the Pledge of Allegiance as a blessing for Christmas dinner and wrapping a cat in a box.
-- magicalhannah7  12/6/2008
To me, Bethany is relatively uncommon and very pretty and easy to pronounce. I think of a girl who is strong, independent, sweet and soft-spoken.
-- _0TophasNails_1  4/13/2009
My name is Bethany Monique Marion. I have many times been called Stephanie, which greatly irritates me. 'Bethany' in general doesn't have any name-calling nicknames, but my initials are BM, so I sorta wish that my name didn't start with a B. I never get called Beth, except by my teachers. I hate anyone calling me Beth, so I usually get called B by my close friends and close family. But my extended family calls me Ny-Ny.
-- pink__tofu  5/16/2009
I have heard that Bethany means "daughter of my sufferings".
-- Betania  8/12/2009
My name is Bethany and it was some time before I liked my name. I grew up in a neighborhood where the common names were Shameka, LaToya, and Tameika. I had my family call me Cantar for a while. Now I like the relatively uniqueness of the name. I do dislike it when people call me Stephanie, Tiffany, Brittany and event Daphne. I have to repeat my name for some three times. I had a non native English speaker call me Ms. Betty, but with the accent my name actually sounded good. My family calls me Beth, but I do not like it when others call me that. My close friends started calling me Betania after one of my friend's Spanish speaking grandmother called me that.
-- Betania  8/12/2009
For as long as I can remember, I've hated this name. For some reason, in spite of having no personal associations with it, it's just always struck me as the name of a snotty mean girl. I've also always had trouble with the TH sound, something that's not uncommon, so there also could be pronunciation issues with people or the girl herself.
-- Anyechka  9/1/2009
This is my name. It isn't anywhere near my favorite name, but I don't hate it. I have never had any trouble with the pronunciation, as some have. I have heard many different meanings for it, from 'house of poverty' to 'one with God.' And yes, I am a country girl, but that's not what this name makes me think of. I prefer it when it is spelled Bethanie. It makes me think of a well-rounded person, who isn't snobby, but isn't frumpy either.
-- NoOrdinaryLove  2/2/2010
Bethany Sloane is the last scion in the Kevin Smith movie "Dogma" (arguably his best film).
-- erb816  7/1/2010
Never had a problem with the name Bethany; it's quite nice. I knew a girl in high school with this name--nice person all around. However, I will always associate this name with the movie Dogma--which, for me, isn't a bad association at all. Altogether, even though I much prefer the like-sounding name Elizabeth, I think Bethany's a fine name.
-- erb816  7/1/2010
My name is Bethany, too (and I don't ride horses, or do farm chores regularly, or say "I seen"):) I do get called "Brittany" or "Stephenie" quite a bit, or people call me Beth and think it's short for Elizabeth... but I love the names Beth and Elizabeth, so it's not a big problem. The only complaint I have is that my initials are BS... I think that this name, like any name, has its ups and downs:)
-- Anonymous User  10/24/2010
I think Bethany is a cute name.
-- Chrila96  12/22/2010
A friend of mine named her daughter this a few years back, and I think it's a sweet name that matches perfectly for a cute little girl. Not so sure how it will look when she gets older, though.
-- Black_X  2/22/2011
Bethany Cole is the main character in Margaret Peterson Hadix's novel "Double Identity".
-- Black_X  2/22/2011
I think this is a really pretty name.
-- Joy12  4/25/2011
Biblický slovník (Biblical dictionary) by Antonín Novotný (Prague: Kalich, 1956; http://www.cb.cz/praha2/bib_slovnik_novotny.htm) suggests "house of the poor" or "house of sorrow".

That makes it four possible meanings now.
-- HanaB  5/15/2011
A nicer, classier alternative to the stripper-sounding Britney. Plus, Beth is a really nice nickname :)
-- MonsterGrapefruit  5/15/2011
It's a real neat and popular name, in movies they use it for a real nice tender loving girl. I love it like I said really popular and neat.
-- KandMManga  6/22/2011
I love this name- but I would never call a Bethany 'Beth'- it sounds drab and gray. Bethany is Bethany. And I love Stephanie Philine, Britney Nicolette and Bethany Adele as sisters.
-- pupcake9798  7/12/2011
I love the name Bethany, but I'm not such a fan of the nickname Beth.
-- Erika_Christine  10/10/2011
Ugh, thank god my mother didn't name me this (which she almost did!) Although I can say that I very much like the nickname "Beth". This name just sounds too prissy for my tastes.
-- KaiLeaf  7/2/2012
Bethany is my name. I didn't used to think much of it but I actually like it now :) it's a good name and not too common.
-- Anonymous User  11/23/2012
This name is pretty and I like it a lot - it's not too common and the spelling and pronunciation are both great. The only thing I dislike about this name is the nickname "Beth". If this were my name I would never go by Beth, it's a poor replacement for Bethany.
-- sunshinechild67  12/9/2012
My name is Bethany Erin - I have always LOVED my name! My closest friends called me Beth for short, which I never minded, but I always introduce myself as Bethany, and I love it whenever people call me by my full name. It's beautiful and I have never felt as though it were "homely" or "plain," which I think is a very rude way to refer to a name - whenever people say my name it sounds very elegant and beautiful. However, I'm sure your self-perception (or the way you perceive someone with this name) would affect your feelings about the name Bethany.

Ironically, I have long red hair, but I didn't grow up on a farm or "ride horses for a living." And I think it was very rude for someone to reference an "eight year old that rides horses for a living" - what eight year old do you know that does anything for a living, and who on earth can make a living riding a horse (aside from a jockey)? For those of you that feel the need to insult the name Bethany, (or red hair, for that matter), or people who grow up on farms - shame on you! I can only assume that your opinions strongly reflect your character - and let's face it, there's no name in the world that can compensate for poor character. I love my hair, it's long and auburn and gorgeous - my hair is admired on a daily basis. Do those of you insulting red hair receive daily compliments on the beauty of your hair color?

The girl that said the name sounds like someone who is strong, independent, sweet and soft spoken described me perfectly. I am a very successful business owner, I am very intelligent and I think my name is graceful and unique. I receive compliments on my name almost as frequently as I receive compliments on my hair : )

My name is commonly misheard as Stephanie, Brittany, Betty, Becky and Beverly.
-- BethanyErin  4/25/2013
A girl I know has unfortunately runied this name completely for me. :| Anyways, I have never really liked the name "Bethany". I wouldn't consider it as "beautiful" AT ALL 'cause I consider it unattractive sounding and very boring (the way it looks and all).
-- LoveHeartKawaii  4/20/2014

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