Bethany Motes in the US

  1. #5,704,127 Bethany Mohler
  2. #5,704,128 Bethany Morath
  3. #5,704,129 Bethany Mortimer
  4. #5,704,130 Bethany Mosier
  5. #5,704,131 Bethany Motes
  6. #5,704,132 Bethany Myles
  7. #5,704,133 Bethany Naumann
  8. #5,704,134 Bethany Neff
  9. #5,704,135 Bethany Newlin
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Meaning & Origins

Of New Testament origin. In the New Testament it is a place name, that of the village just outside Jerusalem where Jesus stayed during Holy Week, before going on to Jerusalem and crucifixion (Matthew 21:17; Mark 11:1; Luke 19:29; John 12:1). Its Hebrew name may mean ‘house of figs’ (beth te'ena or beth te'enim). Until recently the given name was favoured mainly by Roman Catholics, being bestowed in honour of Mary of Bethany, sister of Martha and Lazarus. She is sometimes identified with Mary Magdalene (see Madeleine), although the grounds for this identification are very poor.
612th in the U.S.
Catalan: from the plural of mota ‘hillock’ (see Mota). The name occurs chiefly in Valencia.
8,793rd in the U.S.

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