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What does Hetty mean?

Hetty Pronunciation of Hetty [het-ty] as a girls' name is of Persian and Hebrew origin, and the name Hetty means "myrtle, bride; star; home leader; God rejoices". Hetty is an alternate form of Esther (Persian). Hetty is also a derivative of Henrietta (Latin, French, Old German). Hetty is also used as a derivative of Hester (Hebrew) and Mehitabel (Hebrew).

Associated with: star.


Hetty has 6 variants: Hattie, Hatty, Hetta, Hettie, Hittie and Hitty.

13 more relations via Esther, Henrietta, Hester, Mehitabel: Etta, Ettey, Etti, Etty, Hatsy, Heike, Henia, Henie, Henka, Hestia, Hette, Yetta and Yettie.

Creative forms:
(female) Haty, Hety, ..

(male) Hethe, Hetry, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hetty Pearl (H.P.), ..

How popular is Hetty?

Hetty is a rare given name for females. Hetty is an equally rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Hetty reached its highest position of #899 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Hetty rated in the Top 2000 are Esther (#203 via latest list), Hattie (#488), Etta (#1075), Yetta, Henrietta, Hester and Hettie. Other variants, like Hestia, are seldom used. These relations of Hetty reached the apex of their popularity 125 years ago (average #307) and have become significantly less popular since (#1470, down 89%), with forms like Yetta becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hetty, Esther, Etta, Hattie, Henrietta in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hester, Hettie, Yetta in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hetty and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Berty, Betty, Dotty, Gerty, Heath, Hedly, Hedy, Heidy, Hepsy, Herta, Huetta, Huette, Kitty, Letty, Lotty, Matty, Natty, Netty, Patty and Tetty. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hetty.

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