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Origin and Meaning of Bettye

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Alt. Meaning

B is for buddy, everyone is your pal.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

T is for tender, loving nature.

T is for tough, for you are not easily broken

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

Notable Persons Named Bettye

Bettye LaVette is a soul music, rhythm, blues, funk, rock music, and country music musician and songwriter. She was most active from 1962 to present. Bettye was given the name Betty Haskins on January 29th, 1946 in Muskegon, Michigan, United States.

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Bettye Ackerman was an actress/artist and actor. She was most active from 1953 to 1994. Bettye was given the name Bettye Louise Ackerman on February 28th, 1924 in Cottageville, South Carolina. Bettye is also known as Bettye Ackerman Jaffe. She left this life on November 1st, 2006.

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Bettye Washington Greene was a in the field of physical chemistry. Bettye was born on March 20th, 1935 in Fort Worth, Texas. She died on June 16th, 1995.

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Bettye was born on May 17th, 1938 in Homer, Louisiana.

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Bettye was born on September 19th, 1930 in Boston. She breathed her last breath on September 19th, 2012.

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Bettye was born on February 18th, 1941.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1883 5 5 0
1886 5 5 0
1892 6 6 0
1893 7 7 0
1894 6 6 0
1895 7 7 0
1898 6 6 0
1899 5 5 0
1900 9 9 0
1902 8 8 0
1903 9 9 0
1904 7 7 0
1905 12 12 0
1906 6 6 0
1907 14 14 0
1908 11 11 0
1909 17 17 0
1910 31 31 0
1911 16 16 0
1912 21 21 0
1913 39 39 0
1914 38 38 0
1915 46 46 0
1916 63 63 0
1917 81 81 0
1918 110 110 0
1919 105 105 0
1920 154 154 0
1921 224 224 0
1922 241 241 0
1923 389 389 0
1924 439 439 0
1925 540 540 0
1926 603 603 0
1927 676 676 0
1928 663 663 0
1929 699 699 0
1930 758 752 6
1931 742 742 0
1932 701 694 7
1933 763 763 0
1934 740 740 0
1935 704 699 5
1936 645 639 6
1937 638 638 0
1938 728 728 0
1939 664 658 6
1940 711 704 7
1941 734 729 5
1942 746 741 5
1943 742 742 0
1944 715 715 0
1945 669 669 0
1946 696 696 0
1947 739 739 0
1948 634 634 0
1949 610 610 0
1950 480 480 0
1951 457 457 0
1952 407 407 0
1953 334 334 0
1954 275 275 0
1955 255 255 0
1956 198 198 0
1957 146 146 0
1958 123 123 0
1959 128 128 0
1960 101 101 0
1961 78 78 0
1962 73 73 0
1963 60 60 0
1964 55 55 0
1965 54 54 0
1966 45 45 0
1967 21 21 0
1968 15 15 0
1969 25 25 0
1970 25 25 0
1971 23 23 0
1972 16 16 0
1973 13 13 0
1974 20 20 0
1975 5 5 0
1976 7 7 0
1977 10 10 0
1978 8 8 0
1979 5 5 0
1980 10 10 0
1981 7 7 0
1982 8 8 0
1983 12 12 0
1984 9 9 0
1985 7 7 0
1986 8 8 0
1987 5 5 0
1989 5 5 0
1990 8 8 0
1991 6 6 0
1992 9 9 0
1996 5 5 0
1997 5 5 0
1998 5 5 0

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Popularity of Bettye as a first name

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Common last names for Bettye

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Moore
  • Harris
  • Walker
  • White
  • Taylor
  • Jackson
  • Thomas
  • Hill
  • Martin
  • Morgan
  • Carter

Fun Facts about the name Bettye

  • How Popular is the name Bettye? Bettye is the 1,557th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Bettye have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 22,968 babies born with the first name Bettye in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bettye to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bettye? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Bettye first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bettye is Thursday, July 10th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Bettye born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bettye was in 1933 with a total of 763 babies.
  • Random Bettye Factoid: According to the 1946 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bettye ranks 75th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alabama. Imagine that, 105 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1946.
  • Weird things about the name Bettye: Your name in reverse order is Eytteb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eybett. How do you pronounce that?

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