Betony - Meaning of Betony

What does Betony mean?

[ 3 syll. be-to-ny, bet-ony ] The baby girl name Betony is pronounced as BEH-Tow-Niy- †. Betony is of Celtic origin and it is used mainly in English. The meaning of Betony is 'good for the head; of the Vettones'. Betony was an important medicinal herb used by the Anglo-Saxons. The plant name is of uncertain etymology; it could be from the Celtic elements bew and ton in reference to its curative powers for headaches, or else the plant name could originally be 'Vettonica', owing its derivation to the Vettones.

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Betony is not popular as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names.

Baby names that sound like Betony include Bat-Ami, Bathani, Batini, Bethanee, Bethaney, Bethani, Bethanie, Bethena, Betheney, Bethenie, Bethenny, Betheny, Betina, Bettina, Bettine, Bidane, Bohdana, Buthayna, Bethania, and Badane.

† Pronunciation for Betony: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"

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