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.Kreatif forms: Batsy, Baytsy. [more]
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)
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)
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.
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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.