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What does Betta mean?

Betta Pronunciation of Betta [bet-ta] as a girls' name has its root in Hebrew, and the name Betta means "God is my oath". Betta is an alternate spelling of Betty (Dutch, English, Hebrew): pet transcription of Elizabeth.

Associated with: oath.


Betta has 4 variants: Beta, Betti, Bettie and Bettye.

31 more different relations via Betty, Elizabeth: Babette, Belita, Bell, Bella, Belle, Bess, Bessy, Bet, Beth, Bethan, Bethie, Bethy, Bethzy, Betina, Betsan, Betsey, Betsie, Betsy, Bett, Bette, Bettina, Bettine, Bit, Helsa, Leasa, Leesa, Leeza, Leisa, Lotte, Tetty and Veta.

Creative forms:
(female) Bata, Bita, ..

(male) Beter, Betzi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Betta Harlow (B.H.), ..

How popular is Betta?

Betta is an uncommon first name for females but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#118236 out of 150436, Top 79%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Betta (not ranked) are Babette, Bell, Bella (#74 last year), Belle (#1053), Bess, Beth, Bethan, Bethzy, Betsey, Betsy (#1692), Bette, Betti, Bettie, Bettina, Betty (#1287), Bettye, Elizabeth (#13), Leasa, Leesa, Leeza, Leisa and Veta. These relations of Betta were favored in the 1930s (average #1236) and have become much less common since (#1732, 84.1%), with forms such as Bethzy becoming less in vogue. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Babette, Bell, Bella, Belle, Bess in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Beth, Bethzy, Betsey, Betsy, Bette in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Betti, Bettie, Bettina, Betty, Bettye in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elizabeth, Leasa, Leesa, Leeza, Leisa, Veta in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bella, Beth, Bethan, Elizabeth outside U.S.

Similar Names

Betta is pronounced similarly to Batya, Beata, Beatie, Beattie, Bitta and Bitya. Other suggested similar names are Aletta, Aretta, Barta, Beate, Bebba, Becca, Becka, Beda, Belia, Belva, Bena, Bente, Berna, Bert, Berta, Berte, Bertha, Berti, Bertita (see Bertha), Berty, Betha, Bethea, Bethia, Betia, Bets, Betts, Beula, Beyla, Bretta, Brette, Brita, Britta, Cetta, Delta, Detta, Eletta, Etta, Evetta, Gerta, Gitta, Herta, Hetta, Huetta, Jetta, Joetta, Leeta, Leota, Leta, Letta, Lotta, Meta, Nesta, Neta, Netta, Oletta, Oretta, Peta, Reeta, Reita, Reta, Retta, Rhetta, Ritta, Teeta, Vesta, Wyetta, Yetta, Zeeta and Zetta. These names tend to be more frequently used than Betta.

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