Betty - girls name

Betty name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 93%

Betty name meaning:

The name Betty is derived from the name Elizabeth, which has Hebrew origins meaning "God is my oath" or "my God is abundance." Betty as a standalone name gained popularity in the 18th century and has been used as a diminutive form of Elizabeth ever since. It is a charming and timeless name that has endured throughout generations.

The name Betty carries a sense of reliability and loyalty. Those named Betty are often known for their strong-willed and determined nature. They are confident and independent individuals who possess a sense of practicality and pragmatism. Bettys are also known for their nurturing and caring personalities, always ready to offer support and guidance to those around them.

Betty has become synonymous with qualities such as kindness, compassion, and trustworthiness. It is a name that evokes a sense of warmth and familiarity. Bettys are often seen as genuine and down-to-earth individuals who value integrity and honesty. Overall, the name Betty represents a solid and dependable character, making it a well-loved and respected name choice for both parents and individuals alike.

Origin: Hebrew

Form of Elizabeth. God's oath.


Dickens names

Related names

Elizabeth , Ailish , Alzbeta, Annalisa, Anneliese , Bess , Bessie , Bessy, Bethan , Betsey, Betsy , Bette , Bettina, Bettine, Betty , Elise , Eliza , Elizabetta, Elsa , Elsie , Elspeth , Elyza , Erihapeti, Ibbie, Ibby, Ilse, Isabeau , Isabela , Isabelle , Isahel, Isahella, Isahelle, Isohel, Izabel , Libba, Libby , Liesel, Liesl, Lisbet, Lisbeth, Lise, Lissette, Liz , Lizbeth, Lizette, Lizzie , Lizzy , Tetty, Tibby, Yelizaveta

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Overall UK ranking: 407 out of 5581

109 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (652)

Historical popularity of Betty

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