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.
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.
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)
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)