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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Betsy

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  • According to a user from Florida, United States, the name Betsy is of Hebrew origin and means "Oath of God".
  • A submission from United Arab Emirates says the name Betsy means "Oath of god" and is of Hebrew origin.
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Wiktionary
  1. A diminutive form of the female given name Elizabeth.

Notable Persons Named Betsy

Betsy was given the name Elisabeth Prince on January 8th, 1958.

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Betsy Brandt is an actress. Betsy was born on November 14th, 1973 in Bay City, Michigan, U.S.

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Betsy McCaughey is a Lieutenant Governor of New York. Betsy was given the name Elizabeth Helen Peterken on October 20th, 1948 in Pittsburgh.

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Betsy Palmer was an actress and actor. She was most prominent from 1951 to 2007. Betsy was given the name Patricia Betsy Hrunek on November 1st, 1926 in East Chicago, Indiana, U.S. She died on May 29th, 2015.

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Betsy Blair was an actress. She was most active from 1947 to 1994. Betsy was given the name Elizabeth Winifred Boger on December 11th, 1923. She breathed her last breath on March 13th, 2009.

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Betsy Russell is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1982. Betsy was given the name Elizabeth Russell on September 6th, 1963 in San Diego, California, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Betsy

Kevin Betsy is a soccer player for the Woking F.C., Fulham F.C., A.F.C. Bournemouth, Hull City A.F.C., Barnsley F.C., Hartlepool United F.C., Oldham Athletic A.F.C., Wycombe Wanderers F.C., Bristol City F.C., Yeovil Town F.C., Walsall F.C., Southend United F.C., and Seychelles national footbal. Kevin was born on March 20th, 1978 in Woking, England.

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How popular is the baby name Betsy in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 14 14 0
1881 13 13 0
1882 18 18 0
1883 13 13 0
1884 19 19 0
1885 13 13 0
1886 20 20 0
1887 19 19 0
1888 22 22 0
1889 15 15 0
1890 13 13 0
1891 18 18 0
1892 27 27 0
1893 17 17 0
1894 26 26 0
1895 17 17 0
1896 14 14 0
1897 10 10 0
1898 17 17 0
1899 14 14 0
1900 24 24 0
1901 16 16 0
1902 21 21 0
1903 11 11 0
1904 15 15 0
1905 17 17 0
1906 17 17 0
1907 19 19 0
1908 24 24 0
1909 25 25 0
1910 36 36 0
1911 30 30 0
1912 27 27 0
1913 49 49 0
1914 79 79 0
1915 77 77 0
1916 108 108 0
1917 112 112 0
1918 178 178 0
1919 145 145 0
1920 183 183 0
1921 200 200 0
1922 228 228 0
1923 217 217 0
1924 236 236 0
1925 284 284 0
1926 262 262 0
1927 283 283 0
1928 317 317 0
1929 341 341 0
1930 361 361 0
1931 327 327 0
1932 349 349 0
1933 323 323 0
1934 357 357 0
1935 384 384 0
1936 384 384 0
1937 450 450 0
1938 480 480 0
1939 513 513 0
1940 607 607 0
1941 650 650 0
1942 711 706 5
1943 665 665 0
1944 669 669 0
1945 651 651 0
1946 695 695 0
1947 847 847 0
1948 719 719 0
1949 769 769 0
1950 890 890 0
1951 881 881 0
1952 975 975 0
1953 987 987 0
1954 1,003 1,003 0
1955 984 984 0
1956 1,065 1,065 0
1957 1,098 1,098 0
1958 1,287 1,287 0
1959 1,390 1,390 0
1960 1,252 1,252 0
1961 1,137 1,132 5
1962 1,013 1,013 0
1963 1,077 1,077 0
1964 1,027 1,027 0
1965 931 931 0
1966 698 698 0
1967 535 535 0
1968 479 479 0
1969 414 414 0
1970 492 492 0
1971 700 700 0
1972 634 634 0
1973 549 549 0
1974 489 489 0
1975 512 512 0
1976 613 613 0
1977 470 470 0
1978 472 472 0
1979 531 531 0
1980 536 536 0
1981 447 447 0
1982 421 421 0
1983 400 400 0
1984 455 455 0
1985 399 399 0
1986 354 354 0
1987 404 404 0
1988 339 339 0
1989 301 301 0
1990 281 281 0
1991 252 252 0
1992 237 237 0
1993 233 233 0
1994 186 186 0
1995 170 170 0
1996 158 158 0
1997 171 171 0
1998 173 173 0
1999 153 153 0
2000 157 157 0
2001 124 124 0
2002 123 123 0
2003 133 133 0
2004 153 153 0
2005 119 119 0
2006 370 370 0
2007 247 247 0
2008 219 219 0
2009 158 158 0
2010 154 154 0
2011 130 130 0
2012 138 138 0
2013 133 133 0
2014 134 134 0
2015 125 125 0
2016 106 106 0
2017 95 95 0

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Popularity of Betsy as a first name

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Common last names for Betsy

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Ross
  • Anderson
  • Miller
  • White
  • Martin
  • Thompson
  • Moore
  • Thomas
  • Bennett
  • Ellis

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Betsy U.S.
  White 48.08% 64.26%
  African American 44.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 4.81% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Betsy

People with the last name Betsy are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Betsy

  • How Popular is the name Betsy? Betsy is the 1,024th most popular name of all time. As a last name Betsy was the 156,044th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Betsy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 48,304 babies born with the first name Betsy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Betsy to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Betsy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 14 new born babies.
  • When was Betsy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Betsy is Monday, January 6th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Betsy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Betsy was in 1959 with a total of 1,390 babies. That's a lot of babies named Betsy!
  • Random Betsy Factoid: According to the 1932 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Betsy ranks 95th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 10 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1932.
  • Weird things about the name Betsy: Your name in reverse order is Ysteb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eytsb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Betsy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 104 people with the last name Betsy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Betsy? Betsy is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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