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The baby name Elizabeth has led to many derivatives over the years, including Bettina. Bettina was a top 1,000 baby name in the United States throughout the middle of the 20th century, but it fell off the list in 1981. While it's more common in German and Italian cultures, Bettina could easily make a comeback. It's something of a “grandma name,” which is a popular trend right now, and it comes with a variety of cute nicknames.

Meaning of the name Bettina:

Hebrew: Pledged to God

Origin of the name Bettina:

Bettina is a variation of the Hebrew name Elizabeth. It is used mainly in German and Italian cultures.

Symbolism of the name Bettina:

Because of its association with God, Bettina may be symbolic to parents of the Christian faith.

Style of the name Bettina:

Modern

Gender of the name Bettina:

Bettina is a beautiful girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Bettina:

beh-TEE-nuh

Number of syllables in the name Bettina:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Bettina:

The baby name Bettina evokes images of someone who is graceful, like a ballerina.

Alternative spellings for the name Bettina:

  • Betina
  • Battina
  • Beteena

Nicknames for the name Bettina:

Popularity of the name Bettina:

The baby name Bettina was on and off the list of the top 1,000 baby names for girls in the United States between 1945 and 1981. It last ranked at number 937 in 1981, according to the Social Security Administration.

Related names for the name Bettina:

Great middle names for Bettina and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Bettina:

  • Bettina von Arnim (writer)
  • Bettina Ehrlich (artist and illustrator)
  • Bettina Bush (actress and singer)
  • Bettina Oneto (actress and comedian)
  • Betina Popova (ice skater)

Bettinas in popular culture:

  • Bettina (character in the movie “Cast Away”)
  • Bettina Phillips (character in the book “House of Reckoning”)
  • Bettina “Boo” Jordan (character on the TV show “Bunheads”)
  • Bettina (character on the TV show “Six Feet Under”)