What does Bette mean?
Associated with: oath.
31 more different relations via Betty, Elizabeth: Babette, Belita, Bell▼, Bella, Belle▼, Bess▼, Bessie▼, Bessy, Beta, Beth▼, Bethan, Bethie, Bethy, Bethzy▼, Betina, Betsan, Betsey, Betsie, Betsy▼, Betta, Betti, Bettie▼, Bettina, Bettine, Bettye▼, Lisette▼, Lizette▼, Lotte, Lyzette, Tetty and Veta.Creative forms:
(female) Bete, Betne, ..
(male) Betden, Beter, .. Middle name pairings:
Bette Denisse (B.D.), ..
How popular is Bette?
Bette is a very prominent first name for females (#607 out of 4276, Top 14%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#77742 out of 150436, Top 52%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Bette entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its top position of #169 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Bette appearing in the Top 2000 are Elizabeth (#13 last year), Bella (#74), Belle (#1053), Betty (#1287), Betsy (#1692), Bettye, Bess, Bettina, Bell, Lisette, Veta, Lizette, Bettie, Betti, Bethan, Beth, Bethzy, Betsey, Babette and Bessie. Usage of these relations of Bette was at its apex 135 years ago (average #1063) and has become much lower since (#1719, ▼84%), with forms like Lizette falling out of fashion.
Bette▼ is alike in pronunciation to Bat and Beate. Other suggested similar names are Alette, Anette, Arette, Beata, Beatie, Beattie, Bebe, Becke, Bee, Beige, Bente, Berrte (see Bertha), Bert, Berta▼, Berte, Berthe, Berti, Bertie▼, Berty, Betha, Bethea, Bethel, Betia, Bets, Betts, Bevie, Birte, Bitta, Bobette, Brett, Bretta, Brette, Briette, Britte, Evette, Gerte, Gitte, Grette, Hette, Huette, Idette, Ivette▼, Jette, Joette, Mette, Odette, Olette, Orette, Patte, Ryette, Utte, Wyette, Yette, Yuette and Yvette▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bette.See names in meaning and etymology.