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Meaning and name origin

Betsy \b(e)-tsy, bet-sy\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Bets, Betsey, Betsie and Betts.


Betsy is a very popular first name for females (#430 out of 4276, Top 10%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Betsy for girls. Betsy reached its highest rank of #270 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Betsy and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Elizabeth (#14), Betty, Betsy, Bessie and Bess. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bess, Bessie, Betsy, Betty, Elizabeth in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Bessy and Bethy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Betsy.