US Popularity:2179
Meaning:Oath of God
Betty is a feminine name with Hebrew and English origins that works beautifully as either a full name or nickname. A shortened form of Elizabeth this name means “oath of God,” and makes for a wonderful way for you and baby to celebrate your faith. So many iconic figures went by the name Betty, from TV darling Betty White to First Lady Betty Ford, to Hollywood star Bette Davis. If you sense that baby is going to be a future thespian or political figure, the name Betty will definitely give good vibes.

Famous People Named Betty

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Betty Ford
    United States First Lady
  • Betty Nuthall
    Tennis Player
  • Betty Shabazz
    Civil Rights Activist
  • Betty White
    Actress, Comedian

Betty Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Betty is currently #1134 on The Bump
Girl:Betty is currently #508 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Betty is currently #2179 in U.S. births
Girl:Betty is currently #829 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 22
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 92

  • Behind the Name, Betty, February 2019

  • Ancestry, Betty Family History

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Betty October 2017

  • Name Doctor, Betty

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