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What does Betsey mean?

Betsey Pronunciation of Betsey [bet-sey] as a name for girls is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Betsey is "God is my oath". Betsey is an alternate form of Betsy (English, Hebrew): pet transcription of Elizabeth. Betsey is also a variation of Betty (Dutch, English, Hebrew).

Associated with: oath.


Betsey has 1 variant: Betsie.

24 more relations via Betsy, Betty, Elizabeth: Belle, Bess, Bessie, Bessy, Bet, Beta, Beth, Bethan, Bethie, Bethy, Bethzy, Betina, Bets, Betsan, Bett, Betta, Bette, Betti, Bettie, Betts, Bettye, Ellsey, Leisel and Tetty.

Creative forms:
(female) Belsey, Betley, ..

(male) Betley, Betzi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Betsey Jolene (B.J.), ..

How popular is Betsey?

Betsey is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2999 out of 4276, Top 70%) and also a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#96480 out of 150436, Top 64%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Betsey was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #1123 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Betsey name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Betsey outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Elizabeth (#13 the previous year), Belle (#1053), Betty (#1287), Betsy (#1692), Bettye, Betti, Bettie, Bette, Bess, Bessie, Beth, Bethan and Bethzy are the popular varying forms of Betsey. Usage of these forms of Betsey was widespread among parents in the 1880s (usage of 6.39%) and has become significantly reduced since (usage 0.73%, down 88.6%), with versions like Betsy going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Betsey, Belle, Bess, Bessie, Beth in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bethzy, Betsy, Bette, Betti, Bettie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Betty, Bettye, Elizabeth in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Beth, Bethan, Elizabeth outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Bailey, Batel, Bayley, Bebe, Becke, Becker, Beckey, Bee, Beea, Beige, Benny, Bente, Bentley, Bently, Beret, Berget, Berny, Berrty (see Bertha), Berthe, Bertie, Betha, Bethaney, Bethea, Bethel, Bethell, Betheny, Bethia, Bianey, Blase, Bonney, Bretny (see Brittany), Brettney, Briley, Briney, Bryley (see Briley), Cassey, Catey, Caysey, Chelsey, Darsey, Debbey, Deney, Dorsey, Ettey, Hatsey, Heidey, Hepsey, Jessey, Josey, Katey, Kealey, Keeley, Kelbey, Kelcey, Kelley, Kellsey, Kelsey, Kinsey, Laisey, Lesley, Lezley, Lottey, Mercey, Mersey, Nelsey, Pansey, Perley, Perrey, Ramsey, Selbey, Stasey, Tessey, Trasey, Treasey (see Tracy) and Wendey (see Wendy). These names tend to be less commonly used than Betsey.

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