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Meaning and Name Origin

Betsy \b(e)-tsy, 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.


Variations

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

Betsy has 33 more related variations via Bess, Bessie, Betty, Elizabeth: Bell, Bella, Belle, Bess, Bessie, Bessy, Bet, Beta, Beth, Bethan, Bethie, Bethy, Betina, Betsan, Bett, Betta, Bette, Betti, Bettie, Betty, Bettye, Biffy, Bit, Bizzy, Buffy, Elsy, Helsa, Leasa, Leesa, Leisa, Lissy, Tetty and Veta.


Popularity

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 list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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 are Elizabeth (#14 a year ago), Bella (#70), Bettye, Betty, Buffy, Leesa, Leisa, Bettie, Bess, Belle, Bessie, Beth, Bell, Bethan and Bette. Usage of these girl names was at its highest during the years 1880-1889 and has become much less since, with forms such as Bette, Bettie, Betty, Bettye and Betsy becoming somewhat dated. Bella (#70) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name here, with this name having a rebound in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bell, Bella, Belle, Bess, Bessie, Beth, Betsy, Bette, Bettie, Betty in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of 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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