Betsy Name Meaning & Origin
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.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Comments and insights on the name Betsy
My name is Betsy (nickname for Elizabeth) and I LOVE it! It's a name everyone has heard of and can spell, but most people only know one or two people with my name. I can usually call someone and just use my first name to identify myself. There was never another Betsy in my class or at work.
- Personal experiences with the name Betsy
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.
- Nicknames for Betsy
Bet, Bets, Betty
- Meanings and history of the name Betsy
Short form of Elizabeth, from Hebrew, meaning "God's promise"
- Famous real-life people named Betsy
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
Betsy Mack Tyrell (b. 2018), daughter of American singer and songwriter Hillary Scott, twin to Emory JoAnn; sister to Eisele Kaye
- Betsy in song, story & screen
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.