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What does Bettye mean?

Bettye Pronunciation of Bettye [bet-tye] as a girls' name is a Hebrew name, and the meaning of the name Bettye is "God is my oath". Bettye is a variant form of Elizabeth (Hebrew).

Associated with: oath.


Bettye has 5 variants: Beta, Betta, Betti, Bettie and Betty.

21 more different relations via Elizabeth: Babette, Belle, Bessie, Bessy, Bet, Beth, Bethan, Bethie, Bethy, Bethzy, Betina, Betsan, Betsey, Betsie, Betsy, Bett, Bette, Bettina, Bettine, Lotte and Tetty.

Creative forms:
(female) Bectye, Bertye, ..

(male) Betry, Betthe, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bettye Charleigh (B.C.), ..

How popular is Bettye?

Bettye is a very popular first name for females (#712 out of 4276, Top 17%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Bettye reached its top position of #238 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not listed currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bettye name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Bettye appearing in the Top 2000 are Elizabeth (#13 in recent rankings), Belle (#1053), Betty (#1287), Betsy (#1692), Bettina, Beth, Bessie, Bettie, Betti, Bethzy, Betsey, Babette, Bette and Bethan. Usage of these forms of Bettye was widespread among parents during 1880-1889 (average #1097) and has become significantly reduced since (#1736, down 88.5%), with versions like Betty falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bettye, Babette, Belle, Bessie, Beth in U.S.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Bettye is alike in pronunciation to Batya, Beata, Beatie, Beattie, Bitta and Bitya. Other suggested similar names are Beate, Bebe, Becke, Beckie, Bee, Beige, Bekkie, Benny, Bente, Bentley, Bernee, Bernie, Berny, Bernyce, Berree (see Berry), Berrie, Berrty (see Bertha), Bert, Berte, Bertha, Berthe, Berti, Bertie, Bertine, Berty, Beryl, Beryle, Beryn, Betha, Bethea, Bethia, Bethuel, Betia, Bets, Betts, Bevie, Bevlyn, Bevvy, Billye, Birte, Blithe, Blythe, Bobbye, Bobette, Bretny (see Brittany), Brett, Bretta, Brette, Brettney, Britnye, Brittie, Brittne, Brittyne (see Brittany), Brityn, Hette, Hettie, Hetty, Jette, Lettee, Lettie, Letty, Mette, Nettie, Netty, Renaye, Terrye, Wendye, Yette and Yettie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Bettye.

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