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1.0m
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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 baby 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 664 664 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 #82 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 #78 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 10,126 10,107 19 #15 girl name
1920 14,042 14,017 25 #11 girl name
1921 17,674 17,637 37 #8 girl name
1922 20,928 20,893 35 #6 girl name
1923 26,046 25,990 56 #5 girl name
1924 30,670 30,602 68 #4 girl name
1925 32,901 32,817 84 #3 girl name
1926 33,050 32,959 91 #3 girl name
1927 35,527 35,422 105 #3 girl name
1928 36,197 36,078 119 #2 girl name
1929 36,802 36,669 133 #2 girl name
1930 38,395 38,239 156 #2 girl name
1931 36,254 36,102 152 #2 girl name
1932 34,580 34,411 169 #2 girl name
1933 31,681 31,526 155 #2 girl name
1934 31,248 31,078 170 #2 girl name
1935 28,824 28,673 151 #4 girl name
1936 25,979 25,863 116 #4 girl name
1937 25,450 25,328 122 #5 girl name
1938 25,612 25,502 110 #4 girl name
1939 23,769 23,639 130 #4 girl name
1940 22,188 22,074 114 #5 girl name
1941 21,022 20,900 122 #7 girl name
1942 21,765 21,654 111 #9 girl name
1943 21,684 21,595 89 #10 girl name
1944 19,831 19,757 74 #10 girl name
1945 18,445 18,383 62 #11 girl name
1946 19,761 19,714 47 #14 girl name
1947 19,007 18,962 45 #17 girl name
1948 16,665 16,622 43 #18 girl name
1949 14,981 14,946 35 #22 girl name
1950 13,645 13,614 31 #26 girl name
1951 12,859 12,820 39 #29 girl name
1952 12,166 12,125 41 #32 girl name
1953 11,392 11,367 25 #33 girl name
1954 10,650 10,615 35 #36 girl name
1955 9,950 9,928 22 #36 girl name
1956 9,247 9,213 34 #44 girl name
1957 8,505 8,474 31 #50 girl name
1958 7,740 7,709 31 #54 girl name
1959 7,339 7,317 22 #59 girl name
1960 6,532 6,503 29 #68 girl name
1961 5,595 5,580 15 #87 girl name
1962 4,780 4,765 15 #97 girl name
1963 4,168 4,154 14
1964 4,082 4,067 15
1965 3,583 3,565 18
1966 2,968 2,948 20
1967 2,556 2,543 13
1968 2,153 2,134 19
1969 2,147 2,133 14
1970 1,975 1,967 8
1971 1,773 1,763 10
1972 1,366 1,366 0
1973 1,338 1,323 15
1974 1,140 1,130 10
1975 1,029 1,021 8
1976 914 908 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 217 217 0
1997 189 189 0
1998 194 194 0
1999 182 182 0
2000 174 174 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 132 132 0
2011 167 167 0
2012 140 140 0
2013 174 174 0
2014 193 193 0
2015 186 186 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Betty baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,002,685 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 38,239 babies. (That's a lot of baby Betties)

According to the 1937 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Betty" ranks #2 in popularity as a baby girl's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 861 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1937. Across the entire United States a total of 25,450 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.

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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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 Friedan

Betty was born in 1921 as Betty Naomi Goldstein in Peoria, 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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Other Inspirations for the Name Betty

Betty Boop
Betty Who
Betty Crocker
Betty Draper
Betty Grissom
Betty Page

Alternative Meanings

B is for bygone, never forgetting golden memories.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

T is for touching, the way you show you are.

T is for teacher, you truly are.

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 "Ebtyt". 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 Oct 15, 1935

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 Southern Africa approximately on 725. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

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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