Betty

Betty - A very unique female name



  May 24,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Betty, meaning pledged to God, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #69. 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 girl name Betty was given to 84 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1586 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 16,824 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Betty peaked in popularity 91 years ago in 1928 on position 2.



Famous with this name

Betty Hutton
Betty White
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 Oregon at position #722 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,998.

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. This name means pledged to God. 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.

Beth / Bette / Bettie / Bettye / Babette / Bobette / Batya / Beata / Bobbette / Beadie /

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.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121586
20111476
20101893
20091633
20081587
20071733
20061623
20051661
20041432
20031457
20021607
20011275
20001147
19991039
19981053
19971049
1996955
1995871
1994745
1993710
1992753
1991640
1990564
1989562
1988533
1987473
1986511
1985437
1984414
1983390
1982363
1981361
1980355
1979329
1978323
1977300
1976261
1975238
1974228
1973196
1972204
1971175
1970168
1969154
1968154
1967137
1966122
1965103
1964102
1963104
196297
196187
196068
195959
195854
195750
195644
195536
195436
195333
195232
195129
195026
194922
194818
194717
194614
194511
194410
194310
19429
19417
19405
19394
19384
19375
19364
19354
19342
19332
19322
19312
19302
19292
19282
19273
19263
19253
19244
19235
19226
19218
192011
191915
191821
191734
191644
191553
191462
191367
191266
191171
191069

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Oregon722
Indiana899
Ohio1017
Washington1105
North Carolina1203
Texas1347
California1349
Pennsylvania1423
Georgia1503
New York1998

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 female 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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#
On chart
1928
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Betty
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 16,824
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +84

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