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The baby name Marybeth is simply a combination of the names Mary and Beth. Both are biblical names with plenty of history, though Marybeth itself didn't become popular until the mid-20th century. As a matter of fact, babies born today are more likely to have a grandma with the name, but there's no reason why the baby name couldn't make a comeback. We like the way it sounds with one-syllable middle names, like Skye, Rose, and Claire.

Meaning of the name Marybeth:

Hebrew: Bitter, beloved, drop of the sea; pledged to God
English: Bitter, beloved, drop of the sea; pledged to God

Origin of the name Marybeth:

Marybeth is a modern American creative that came about by adding the names Mary and Beth together. Both are biblical names with Hebrew roots. Mary's exact meaning is unknown, though it's thought to be either “bitter,” “beloved,” or “drop of the sea.” Beth is derived from Elizabeth, which means “pledged to God.”

Symbolism of the name Marybeth:

Marybeth might be a great choice for a name that honors a loved one named Mary or Beth. Parents of the Christian faith might find symbolism in its meaning, “pledged to God,” or they may relate it to the biblical people named Mary and Elizabeth.

Style of the name Marybeth:


Gender of the name Marybeth:

Marybeth is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Marybeth:


Number of syllables in the name Marybeth:


Emotion evoked from the name Marybeth:

The baby name Marybeth evokes images of someone who can be shy and withdrawn, but she is very kind and always thinking of others.

Alternative spellings for the name Marybeth:

  • Maribeth

Nicknames for the name Marybeth:

Popularity of the name Marybeth:

According to the Social Security Administration, Marybeth was a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States between 1944 and 1973. It was most popular in 1962 when it ranked at number 442. It last ranked at number 971 in 1973.

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Great middle names for Marybeth and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Marybeth:

  • Marybeth Gasman (professor and university official)
  • Marybeth Linzmeier (swimmer)
  • Marybeth Peil (actress and opera singer)

Marybeth in popular culture:

  • Marybeth Dunston (character in the “Hatchet” movies)
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