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Pronounced Pron. BETH-ee-ah(Biblical Latin, Scottish, English) BETH-yah(Biblical Latin, Scottish, English) [key]
Other Forms FormsBithiah
Form of BITHIAH
used in some versions of the Old Testament. This name was popular in Scotland from the 17th century as an Anglicised form of Gaelic BEATHAG
. It is occasionally used as a Latinized form of BETH
and in medieval England was a diminutive of ELIZABETH