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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 6 variants: Battina, Betiana, Betina, Bettine, Ina and Tina.

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bettina name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bettina outside U.S.

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bella, Bessie, Beth, Betsy, Bette, Bettie, Bettina, Betty, Bettye, Elizabeth in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ina, Leisa, Tina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Bertina and Bethuna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Bettina.