Betsy: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Betsy
Origin of the name Betsy:
Originally a pet form of Elizabeth (God is my oath) and Bethany (house of figs), Betsy is popularly bestowed as an independent given name.
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I am a Betsy, and I like my name. Its pretty rare but harkens back to colonial times. I get a big kick out of meeting other Betsys or finding my name on a souveneir because its uncommon.
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Bet, Bets, Betty
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Short form of Elizabeth, from Hebrew, meaning "God's promise"
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Betsy Ross (born Elizabeth Griscom), colonial seamstress credited with making the first American flag
Betsy Blair, American actress
Betsy Palmer, American actress
Betsy King, American golfer
Betsy Clifford, Canadian skier
Betsey Johnson, fashion designer
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Betsy Ray, character in the Betsy-Tacy series, by Maud Hart Lovelace.
Also the name of a doll produced by McCall clothing company, Betsy McCall.
American flag seamstress, Betsy Ross.