I love it! It is so beautiful and one of my favorite ever Hebrew names! I love the history even though it makes me hate King David because it makes him out to technically be a rapist, which sucks. And all the variants of Bathsheba are gorgeous too. Sheba is a good nickname.
noisynora  9/9/2020
I think this is a quite lovely name. I am using this name for my dramatic novel, the bearer is the deuteragonist. I must say, and I don’t mean to be rude, the negative comments about this name are insensitive. Yes, it’s not common, but it’s very unique. That’s what I like about it. I’d rather have a unique name than a name you hear all the time. It’s beautiful. Bathsheba was the mother of the wise King Solomon. I consider that an interesting fact. I am reading the Old Testament and finding out more about the history, and I so enjoy this experience.
― Anonymous User  7/30/2020
Did any of you actually read the "Meaning and History" section on this page? This name is totally inappropriate!
xub23  5/30/2019
Please do not use this name. It was an old witches' name for the 1800's. If people were seriously going to name their future daughter that I would be very concerned. Just looking out for thy.
manatee  5/1/2019
Not a fan. I like Batsheva though.
kayisforkeen  10/29/2018
Great name of a person who existed... not a myth. Exotic and beautiful.
― Anonymous User  9/13/2018
I have always fancied this name. I keep coming across it and am drawn to the beauty of it. It is very exotic and makes me think of a queen.
― Anonymous User  7/9/2017
The name is drawn from The Bible where the myth goes that 'Bathsheba' means 'a wife, mother, queen and an object of royal lust (or an object of male gaze)'.
Ishita Dey  3/24/2015
It reminds me of grooming a cat, like saying 'have a bath, Sheba!'
Hushpuppy  8/26/2014
It's not THAT extremely horrendous at all- "Sheba" is a nice nickname to have. :)
― Anonymous User  4/20/2014
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
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
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
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
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
Also the name of one of the main characters in FAR FROM THE MADDENING CROWD.
lowcal historyan  12/3/2007
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
Actually, the Ancient Runes professor at Hogwarts is named Bathsheda Babbling.
Feorsteorra  12/7/2016
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
Sheva in Hebrew means (the number) seven. The name BasSheva actually means (in grammaticaly correct Hebrew) the seventh daughter.
Shevs  8/4/2005
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
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

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