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Beth Meaning

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What does Beth mean, popularity, numerology and more.

The name Beth is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Beth is "my G-d is an oath, pledged to G-d".  

Beth is generally used as a girl's name. It consists of 4 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Beth.

In the U.S. in 2013, it ranked 4136  in baby name popularity for girls with 35 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Beth Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Beth has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Beth to other names.

 
   

Beth is a diminutive (nickname) of Elizabeth.

The name Elizabeth is derived from Elisabet (Ελισαβε&tau), the Greek form of the Hebrew name Elisheva (אֱלִישֶׁבַע).

The Hebrew name Elisheva, appears in the Old Testament where Elisheva is the wife of Aaron. The name Elizabeth appears in the New Testament where Elizabeth is the mother of John the Baptist.

Elizabeth was also the name of a 12th-century saint, two ruling queens of England (the 16th-century Elizabeth I, and the current ruling queen, Queen Elizabeth II), and by a Russian empress.

The name has been very popular in England since the reign of Queen Elizabeth I in the 16th century.

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Beth falls into the song name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Beth Henley, Beth Daniel.

   
Would you like to fingerspell the name Beth in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

Just for fun, see the name Beth in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Beth in Nautical Flags page.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Beth Numerology page.

Beth Numerology
Beth in Hieroglyhics
Beth in Nautical Flags
Hebrew names have their origins in either the Old Testament or modern Hebrew vocabulary.

Local language versions of biblical names of Hebrew origin such as Hannah and David are still widely internationally popular today.

Modern Hebrew names are often derived from Hebrew vocabulary, for example Aviva (spring) and Dov (bear).

Children of Jewish heritage are usually given a Hebrew name for religious purposes and are sometimes also given a local language version of that name for secular purposes.

By custom, Ashkenazi Jews (Jews of German or Eastern European descent) name their children after deceased relatives. This is in order to honor the deceased relative, keep their name and memory alive, and to form a bond between the soul of the baby and the deceased relative so that they can live on within the newer generation.

Sephardic Jews (Jews of Spain, Portugal and the Middle East) in contrast, name their children after living relatives or deceased relatives. The father's parents names are generally used first and then the mother's parents names.

Neither Ashkenazi or Sephardic Jews will name a baby after one of the parents.

After a child is born, the father is given an aliyah (religious honor to bless the reading of the Torah). After this a blessing is said for the health of the mother and child. If the baby is a girl, she is named at this time. If the baby is a boy, he will be named during his brit milah (ritual circumcision) generally eight days after birth.

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