Beth is not the most popular variation of the name Elizabeth, however it’s certainly not a name that is forgotten easily. It is also a popular abbreviation of Bethany or Bethan.
There are not many famous people with the name Beth nor is there many other mentions in popular culture. The lone mention was the title of a song by the band Kiss. Beth was their biggest selling and most popular single the band ever released. Kiss were famous for their alternative dress sense and outrageous chauvinistic antics.
The name Beth is of Scottish decent, although known as a female name it is also a male name. The male version is certainly no where near as popular these days. Elizabeth means “My God is bountiful” and Bethany means “house of poverty”. The contrast in these two names is obvious however this will not matter to anyone who possesses this great name.