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pinWhat does Betsy mean?

Betsy /bet-sy/ as a girls' name is of English and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Betsy is "God is my oath". Pet form of Elizabeth; a blend of Betty and Bessie (see Bess). Made famous by Betsy Ross, who supposedly made the first American flag.


Betsy has 4 variants: Bets, Betsey, Betsie and Betts.

Betsy has 34 more relations via Bess, Bessie, Betty, Elizabeth: Bell, Bella, Belle, Bess, Bessie, Bessy, Bet, Beta, Beth, Bethan, Bethie, Bethy, Bethzy, Betina, Betsan, Bett, Betta, Bette, Betti, Bettie, Betty, Bettye, Biffy, Bit, Bizzy, Buffy, Elsy, Helsa, Leasa, Leesa, Leisa, Lissy, Tetty and Veta.

Kreatif forms: Batsy, Baytsy. [more]

pinHow popular is Betsy?

Betsy is a very popular first name for women (#430 out of 4276, Top 10%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Betsy for girls. Betsy reached its apex rank of #270 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Betsy name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Betsy and affiliated names. Prominent alternative forms of Betsy ranked in the Top 1000 are Elizabeth (#14 a year ago), Bella (#70), Betty, Bettie, Bettye, Bette, Leisa, Leesa, Buffy, Bess, Belle, Bessie, Beth, Bethzy, Bethan and Bell. Usage of these forms of Betsy was widespread among parents a century ago (adoption of 0.43%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.11%, 74%), with forms such as Bettie becoming somewhat dated. Bella is the most contemporarily stylish baby name here, and there is a rebound in birth name popularity for this name.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Betsy, Bell, Bella, Belle, Bess in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bessie, Beth, Bethzy, Bette, Bettie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Betty, Bettye, Buffy, Elizabeth, Leesa, Leisa in U.S.

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

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Suggested similar baby names are Becky, Benny, Bently, Berny, Berry, Berty, Betha, Betia, Bevvy, Bretny, Hatsy, Hepsy, Jessy, Kelsy, Kessy, Lesy, Nelsy, Nessy, Patsy, Sessy and Tessy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Betsy.