What 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 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.Creative forms:
(female) Besy, Bety, ..
(male) Betly, Betze, .. Middle name pairings:
Betsy Marilyn (B.M.), ..
How 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)
Betsy reached its apex rank of #257 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, and is at #1692 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Betsy (#1692 a year ago) ranked in the Top 2000 are Elizabeth (#13 a year ago), Bella (#74), Belle (#1053), Betty (#1287), Buffy, Bettye, Leesa, Veta, Leisa, Bettie, Leasa, Bette, Beth, Bessie, Bess, Bethan, Bethzy, Bell, Betsey and Betti. Usage of these forms of Betsy was widespread among parents a century ago (adoption of 6.4%) and has become much less since (adoption 1%, ▼84%), with forms such as Betsy becoming somewhat dated.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Becky▼, Benny, Bently, Berny, Berry, Berty, Betha, Betia, Bevvy, Bretny (see Brittany), Hatsy, Hepsy, Jessy, Kelsy, Kessy, Lesy, Nelsy, Nessy, Patsy▼, Sessy and Tessy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Betsy.See names in meaning and etymology.