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What does the name "Betty" mean?

Betty (English): God is my oath

The name "Betty" is of English origin and it means "God is my oath". It's a name commonly given to girls.

B is for busy, your never idle life.

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

T is for traditional, somewhat old fashioned.

T is for touching, the way you show you are.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Ytteb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eybtt". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Betty" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Betty? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,002,470 babies born with the name Betty in the United States. That's more than enough Betties to occupy the country of Djibouti with an estimated population of 923,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 117 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Betty" was in 1930 with a total of 38,237 babies. (That's a lot of baby Betties)

According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Betty" is not a popular baby girl's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 17 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1979. Across the entire United States a total of only 711 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Betty popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Betty in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Betty

Betty White

Betty White is an actress, comedian, writer, and singer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1939 to present. Betty was born in 1922 as Betty Marion White in Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.


Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1942 to 2014. Lauren was born in 1924 as Betty Joan Perske in The Bronx, New York, United States.


Bettie Page

Bettie Page is a model. Bettie was born in 1923 as Betty Mae Page in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.


Betty Blue

Betty Blue is a film. Betty was born in 1931.


Betty Grable

Betty Grable is an actress, dancer, and singer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1929 to 1973. Betty was born in 1916 as Elizabeth Ruth Grable in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.


Betty Brosmer

Betty Brosmer is a trainer. Betty was born in 1935 as Betty Brosmer in Pasadena, CaliforniaUnited States.


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