Meaning and Name Origin
Bettina \b(e)-tti-na\ as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Bettina is "God is my oath". Diminutive of Elizabeth; Latinate elaboration of Betty. One of photographer William Wegman's canine models was named Battina.
Bettina has 23 more related variations via Betty, Elizabeth: Belita, Bella▲, Bessie▼, Bet, Beta, Beth▼, Bethan, Bethie, Bethy, Betsan, Betsey, Betsie, Betsy▼, Bett, Betta, Bette▼, Betti, Bettie▼, Betty▼, Bettye▼, Leisa, Tetty and Veta.
Bettina is a very popular first name for females (#1250 out of 4276, Top 29%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Bettina for girls. Bettina entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its highest rank of #812 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Bettina and corresponding names. Bella (#70 last year), Bessie, Beth, Bethan, Betsy, Bette, Bettie, Betty, Bettye, Elizabeth (#14), Ina, Leisa and Tina are the popular variation forms of Bettina. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during 1920-1929 and have become much less widespread since, with forms like Bettie, Betty, Bettye, Ina and Tina becoming somewhat dated. Bella (#70) is the most fashionable girl name in this compilation, with this name undergoing a rekindling in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)