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 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).
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).