Colors Related to this Name: Purple, Lilac, Mavve

Qualities Related to this Name: Creative, Light-Hearted

Popularity: This is a very popular name in the US. Ranking #387 in 2013 and #393 in 2014.

Famous People

Bethany Joy Lenz (Movie Actress,TV Actress)


In English

Origin: From the Ancient Greek Βηθανία ‎(Bēthanía) from the Aramaic בית עניא ‎(“house of suffering”).


-(biblical) Mary of Bethany, sometimes identified as Mary Magdalene.

-(biblical) The village where Jesus stayed before going to Jerusalem and being crucified.

-(biblical) The village where Lazarus, Mary and Martha lived (Bible, John 11 v. 1)

-( female name -comes from the Aramaic language-), transferred use of the biblical place name.