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Betty was a popular slang in the 1980s for a pretty woman. The first personality that comes to mind is the legendary Betty White, American actress, comedian, and pioneer of early television. If you were named after this Betty, you are honored.

Meaning of the name Betty

English: Oath of a God
Greek: God is satisfaction
Hebrew: daughter or worshipper of God

Origin of the name Betty

English

Symbolism of the name Betty

Betty can rise to great heights or can be a deep person. She is emotional and opinionated. She is also sentimental, moody, and sometimes psychic. Betty is ruled by love and has a need to be appreciated and encouraged. She has an exciting and eventful life.

Style of the name Betty

Classic

Gender of the name Betty

Betty is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Betty

Beh-tea

Number of syllables in the name Betty

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Betty

Betty is creative, balanced, and harmonious. She is easily bored. Betty loves more, gives more, and suffers more. She is idealistic.

Alternative spellings for the name Betty

  • Bettee
  • Betteigh
  • Bettey
  • Betti
  • Bettie

Nicknames for the name Betty

  • Bet
  • Tea

Popularity of the name Betty

Betty has been a popular name since the 1900s, topping the charts in the late 1950s. The popularity started to decrease some around 1969, gradually getting lower through 1986. Then it started falling more rapidly through 1996.

Related names for the name Betty

Great middle names for Betty and their meanings

  • Rae (ewe)
  • Mae (precious pearl)
  • Rose (a flower)
  • Grace (goodness, charm, generosity)
  • Jeanne (God is gracious)
  • Marie (star of the sea)
  • Colleen (countrywoman)
  • Pearl (wisdom gained through experience)
  • Laurel (sweet bay tree symbolic of honor and victory)

Famous people with the name Betty

  • Betty Eadie (American author)
  • Betty Madigan (American pop singer and actress)
  • Betty Lou Holland (American actress)
  • Betty Catroux (former Chanel model, fashion icon)
  • Betty Bolton (British actress)
  • Betty Johnson (American pop and cabaret singer)
  • Betty Lucas (Australian actress and theatre director)
  • Betty Harford (American actress)

Bettys in popular culture

  • Betty Broderick (life was made into a movie starring Meredith Baxter)
  • Betty Boop (cartoon character)
  • Betty Cooper (character on the show Riverdale)
  • Betty Crocker (brand and fictional character)