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The name Bethany is of Hebrew origin, and means house of figs.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Bethany has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Bethany
Use of the Name Bethany for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
83,749 82,967 66,171 21,996 9,171 3,189 1,585
The table below indicates the number of times the name Bethany has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Bethany first appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1949, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Bethany
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
194990496  
1950802117  
1951722146  
1952790130  
1953850120  
1954705173  
1955729169  
1956792156  
1957804158  
1958843146  
1959710197  
1960691216  
1961693227  
1962636250  
1963531333  
1964511366  
1965483386  
1966452430  
1967431475  
1968419502  
1969372621  
1970356700  
1971364653  
1972309778  
19732431,042  
19742161,181  
19752171,133  
19761921,292  
19771761,531  
19781551,762  
19791352,092  
19801242,490  
19811142,683  
19821122,708  
1983992,763  
1984932,973  
1985942,959  
1986903,080  
1987873,297  
1988893,264  
19891023,083  
19901073,225  
19911093,114  
19921142,932  
19931152,838  
19941162,766  
19951162,741  
19961172,691  
19971212,616  
19981322,478  
19991402,299  
20001512,185  
20011582,023  
20021791,774  
20032071,604  
20042111,585  
Totals:  83,749 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Bethany as a girl's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Bethany appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 56 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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