Name: Bethany

Origin and Meaning of the Name Bethany

  • Meaning:
    House of figs
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (BETH ah nee)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Bethany)
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Miscellaneous Info for Bethany

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Biblically, the village of Bethany was identified as being approximately 2 miles from Jerusalem, on the slope of the Mount of Olives. It was in Bethany that Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, and was anointed with expensive perfume by a woman. A religious order was founded there by Melisende of Jerusalem in the 12th century. Sibylla, later Queen of Jerusalem, was raised there.

    Bethany is a popular name for Christian societies.

    Bethany features in the top 50 of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Similar Names to Bethany for Boys & Girls

Popularity Rank of Bethany (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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