Betty: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Betty

Betty

Pronunciation: BEH-tee (key)

Origin of the name Betty:

A pet form of Elizabeth (God is my oath), Betty is also in common use as an independent given name.

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Related Names:

Bette, Bettie, Betts, Bettye, Elizabeth

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Nicknames for Betty: | Edit

Bet, Bette, Betts

Also, Bettie

Meanings and history of the name Betty: | Edit

Betty can be a short form of Elizabeth, Bethanne, or Bethany, or it can be given as an independent name.

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Betty Bakopoulos, Greek-Candian cook/author
Betty Hayes, "Table for 12," mother of sextuplets
Elizabeth "Betty" Bloomer Ford, First Lady and wife of Gerald Ford
Betty Grable, American actress and World War II pinup girl
Betty Buckley, American actress, best known for her role in the Broadway musical "Cats"
Betty White, American actress, best known for her roles in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Golden Girls"
Betty Kennedy, Canadian author and senator
Betty Friedan, American writer and feminist.

Actress Lauren Bacall's real first name is Betty, which she prefers to be called by her family and friends.

Betty, New York rock group, composed of Elizabeth Ziff (vocals, guitar), Alyson Palmer (vocals, bass), Amy Ziff (vocals, cello), Tony Salvatore (lead guitar), and Mino Gori (drums).

Betty in song, story & screen: | Edit

Betty Boop, 1920s cartoon character.
Betty Suarez is the titular character of the ABC series "Ugly Betty".
Elizabeth "Betty" Draper, wife of main character Don Draper in the AMC series "Mad Men".
Betty Cooper, good-girl blonde character in the "Archie" comic strip.
Betty Crocker, advertising icon.
Betty Rubble, character in the animated series "The Flintstones".
Betty Ross Banner, character in the Marvel comic, "Incredible Hulk."
Betty Horn, character in the movie "A League Of Their Own".
Betty Braithwaite, a character in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.

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