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1.0m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Betty

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: God is my oath
  • #42 All Time
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159k Beth (English)
35k Bette (American)

How popular is the name "Betty" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 117 117 0
1881 112 112 0
1882 123 123 0
1883 120 120 0
1884 144 144 0
1885 155 155 0
1886 167 167 0
1887 178 178 0
1888 214 214 0
1889 189 189 0
1890 216 216 0
1891 239 239 0
1892 255 255 0
1893 298 298 0
1894 298 298 0
1895 350 350 0
1896 342 342 0
1897 367 367 0
1898 421 421 0
1899 410 410 0
1900 665 665 0 #100 girl name
1901 474 474 0
1902 580 580 0
1903 596 596 0 #98 girl name
1904 715 707 8 #91 girl name
1905 812 807 5 #85 girl name
1906 865 865 0 #81 girl name
1907 1,023 1,018 5 #77 girl name
1908 1,135 1,128 7 #72 girl name
1909 1,087 1,082 5 #77 girl name
1910 1,394 1,389 5 #69 girl name
1911 1,456 1,456 0 #69 girl name
1912 2,011 2,011 0 #66 girl name
1913 2,245 2,239 6 #67 girl name
1914 2,943 2,933 10 #62 girl name
1915 4,193 4,182 11 #53 girl name
1916 5,144 5,136 8 #44 girl name
1917 6,648 6,639 9 #34 girl name
1918 8,823 8,802 21 #21 girl name
1919 10,125 10,106 19 #15 girl name
1920 14,042 14,017 25 #11 girl name
1921 17,675 17,638 37 #8 girl name
1922 20,929 20,894 35 #6 girl name
1923 26,046 25,990 56 #5 girl name
1924 30,667 30,599 68 #4 girl name
1925 32,901 32,817 84 #3 girl name
1926 33,050 32,959 91 #3 girl name
1927 35,524 35,419 105 #3 girl name
1928 36,198 36,079 119 #2 girl name
1929 36,802 36,669 133 #2 girl name
1930 38,393 38,237 156 #2 girl name
1931 36,244 36,092 152 #2 girl name
1932 34,582 34,413 169 #2 girl name
1933 31,681 31,526 155 #2 girl name
1934 31,249 31,079 170 #2 girl name
1935 28,827 28,676 151 #4 girl name
1936 25,977 25,861 116 #4 girl name
1937 25,448 25,326 122 #5 girl name
1938 25,612 25,502 110 #4 girl name
1939 23,768 23,638 130 #4 girl name
1940 22,188 22,074 114 #5 girl name
1941 21,021 20,899 122 #7 girl name
1942 21,764 21,653 111 #9 girl name
1943 21,686 21,597 89 #10 girl name
1944 19,830 19,756 74 #10 girl name
1945 18,446 18,384 62 #11 girl name
1946 19,758 19,711 47 #14 girl name
1947 19,007 18,962 45 #17 girl name
1948 16,666 16,623 43 #18 girl name
1949 14,981 14,946 35 #22 girl name
1950 13,646 13,615 31 #26 girl name
1951 12,857 12,818 39 #29 girl name
1952 12,165 12,124 41 #32 girl name
1953 11,388 11,363 25 #33 girl name
1954 10,653 10,618 35 #36 girl name
1955 9,949 9,927 22 #36 girl name
1956 9,246 9,212 34 #44 girl name
1957 8,508 8,477 31 #50 girl name
1958 7,742 7,711 31 #54 girl name
1959 7,338 7,316 22 #59 girl name
1960 6,532 6,503 29 #68 girl name
1961 5,593 5,578 15 #87 girl name
1962 4,781 4,766 15 #97 girl name
1963 4,169 4,155 14
1964 4,081 4,066 15
1965 3,582 3,564 18
1966 2,969 2,949 20
1967 2,555 2,542 13
1968 2,154 2,135 19
1969 2,147 2,133 14
1970 1,975 1,967 8
1971 1,772 1,762 10
1972 1,367 1,367 0
1973 1,337 1,322 15
1974 1,140 1,130 10
1975 1,028 1,020 8
1976 915 909 6
1977 812 807 5
1978 715 715 0
1979 711 711 0
1980 658 658 0
1981 669 662 7
1982 635 635 0
1983 569 563 6
1984 503 503 0
1985 507 502 5
1986 407 407 0
1987 440 435 5
1988 401 395 6
1989 399 399 0
1990 406 406 0
1991 345 345 0
1992 296 296 0
1993 292 292 0
1994 275 275 0
1995 234 234 0
1996 216 216 0
1997 189 189 0
1998 192 192 0
1999 182 182 0
2000 175 175 0
2001 153 153 0
2002 127 127 0
2003 142 142 0
2004 136 136 0
2005 132 132 0
2006 135 135 0
2007 134 134 0
2008 137 137 0
2009 148 148 0
2010 131 131 0
2011 166 166 0
2012 138 138 0
2013 173 173 0
2014 190 190 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Betty? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,002,470 babies born with the name Betty in the United States. That's more than enough Betties to occupy the country of Djibouti with an estimated population of 923,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 117 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Betty" was in 1930 with a total of 38,237 babies. (That's a lot of baby Betties)

According to the 1925 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Betty" ranks #45 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 126 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1925. Across the entire United States a total of 32,901 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Betty popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Betty" mean? The list below shows the origins of Betty as well as things modernly associated with the name Betty such as celebrities named Betty.

English

Origin and Meaning of Betty

The name "Betty" is of English origin, and it means "God is my oath". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Betty White

Betty White is an actress, comedian, writer, and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1939 to present. Betty was born in 1922 as Betty Marion White in Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.

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Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1942 to 2014. Lauren was born in 1924 as Betty Joan Perske in The Bronx, New York, United States.

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Bettie Page

Bettie Page is a model. Bettie was born in 1923 as Betty Mae Page in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.

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Betty Blue

Betty Blue is a film. Betty was born in 1931.

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Betty Grable

Betty Grable is an actress, dancer, and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1929 to 1973. Betty was born in 1916 as Elizabeth Ruth Grable in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

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Betty Brosmer

Betty Brosmer is a trainer. Betty was born in 1935 as Betty Brosmer in Pasadena, CaliforniaUnited States.

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Alternative Meanings

B is for brilliance, your vivacity for life.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

T is for thoughtful, the caring you.

T is for tender, loving nature.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Ytteb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Btyte". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Betty born Dec 17, 2014

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Africa approximately on 1050. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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