What does Betsy mean?
▼ as a girls” name is of English and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Betsy is “God is my oath”. Pet form of Elizabeth; a blend of Betty and Bessie (see Bess). Made famous by Betsy Ross, who supposedly made the first American flag.STARTS/ENDS WITH Be-, -sy
ASSOCIATED WITH oath, blend
VARIANTS Bets, Betsey, Betsie, Betts
RELATIONS VIA BESS, BESSIE, BETTY, ELIZABETH Bell▼, Bella▲, Belle▼, Bess▼, Bessie▼, Bessy, Bet, Beta, Beth▼, Bethan, Bethie, Bethy, Bethzy▼, Betina, Betsan, Bett, Betta, Bette▼, Betti, Bettie▼, Betty▼, Bettye▼, Biffy, Bit, Bizzy, Buffy▼, Elsy, Helsa, Leasa, Leesa, Leisa▼, Lissy, Tetty, Veta
CREATIVE FORMS(female) Besy, .. (male) Betly, .. MIDDLE NAME PAIRINGSBetsy Dominique (B.D.), ..
How popular is Betsy?
Betsy is a very popular first name for women (#430 out of 4276, Top 10%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)
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Betsy reached its apex rank of #257 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)
Which version is better?
Prominent alternative forms of Betsy ranked in the Top 2000 are Elizabeth (#13 A YEAR AGO), Bella (#48), Belle (#859), Betty (#1128), Bell, Bettie, Leisa, Leesa, Leasa, Buffy, Bettye, Bette, Betti, Betsey, Bethzy, Bethan, Beth, Bessie, Bess and Veta. Usage of these forms of Betsy was widespread among parents 9 decades ago (ADOPTION OF 4.2%) and has become much less since (ADOPTION 0.8%, ▼81%), with forms such as Leisa becoming somewhat dated. Bella is the most contemporarily stylish baby name here.
Suggested similar-sounding names are Becky▼, Benny, Bently, Berny, Berry, Berty, Betha, Betia, Bevvy, Bretny (see Brittany), Hatsy, Hepsy, Jessy, Kelsy, Kessy, Lesy, Nelsy, Nessy, Patsy▼, Sessy and Tessy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Betsy.