Betty - A very unique male name

  Feb 20,2020      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Betty appeared on the charts for the first time in 1923 on position #1245. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Betty and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Betty? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Betty. The baby boy name Betty was given to 5 baby boys in 1958, ranking #1599 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 408,702 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Betty peaked in popularity 86 years ago in 1934 on position 434.

Famous with this name

Betty Gilpin
Betty Buckley
Betty Lynn

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Betty is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Betty is currently topping the baby name charts in Alabama at position #517 - and is the least popular in Alabama at position #517.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Betty is where you live.

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Betty origin and meaning

Betty is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Betty, pop culture references for the name Betty and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Betty

We've found the following names that sound similar to Betty, sorted by popularity.

Boyd / Buddy / Bud / Bode / Bodhi / Bodie / Buddie / Budd / Bodee / Beth /

Name statistics

Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

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Chart position per state (visualized)

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Chart position per state (table view)

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Even more about Betty

These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Betty a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Betty?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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Popularity Score™

Name Betty
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 408,702
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1923
1958 births +5

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