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Name Betty

Meaning:My God is abundance; My God has sworn Tools:

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Languages of use:English
Is diminutive of:Elizabeth
US 2015 rank:not in the Top 1000; other popularity lists see below
Similarly written:Betsy, Betta, Betta, Betto, Hetty, Jetty, Ketty, Beat, Beata, Beate     Details
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About Elizabeth, the group of names with the same origin as Betty

Meaning/translation:My God is abundance; My God has sworn
Language of origin:Hebrew
Info about origin:meaning not known for sure
 2 interpretations are common, with the second name element either derived from sheba (seven) or from shaba (oath):
 My God is seven with the number seven as symbol for abundance, thus My God is abundance
 or My God has sworn
 in the Bible Elizabeth is the mother of John the Baptist
Words:el = God, the powerful  Hebrew
 sheba = seven  Hebrew
 shaba = the oath  Hebrew
Topics:Old Testament
Variants' top ranks:1:Lisa Germany/West 1991,  1:Elsa Sweden 2015,  1:Eliska Czechia 2014,  2:Elisabeth Austria 2015,  2:Elizabeth Paraguay 2014,  2:Eliise Estonia 2014,  2:Erzsébet Hungary 2014,  3:Elise Belgium 2014,  4:Lili Hungary 2014,  4:Elizabete Latvia 2011
Somehow related to:Isabella, Isaline, Lilian
Old/original forms:Elisheba Hebrew
Name variants:Alzbeta, Bessie, Bessy, Beth, Bethan, Bethli, Bethzy, Betina, Betje, Betsy, Betta, Bettina, Betty, Eliise, Elisa, Elísa, Elisabet, Elísabet, Elisabeth, Elísabeth, Elisabetha, Elisabetta, Elisabettina, Elisaveta, Elischeba, Elise, Élise, Eliska, Elissa, Eliza, Elizabet, Elizabeta, Elizabete, Elizabeth, Els, Elsa, Elsbeth, Else, Elsi, Elsie, Elyssa, Elza, Elzbieta, Erzsébet, Ilse, Libby, Liesa, Liesbeth, Lieschen, Liese, Liesel, Liezel, Liisa, Lili, Lilli, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbeth, Lise, Lisette, Liska, Lison, Lissette, Lissy, Liz, Liza, Lizbeth, Lize, Lizeth, Lizette, Lizzie, Lizzy, Lysa, Sabeth, Sissi, Sissy, Spela, Yelizaveta   Sortable list   Details

Popularity lists that contain the name Betty

England+Wales decadesGraph1944 69,  1934 21,  1924 111914 65
USA decadesGraph1990-1999 779,  1980-1989 434,  1960-1969 102
USA prevalence 1990 14
USA yearlyGraph1996 907,  1995 835,  1994 756,  1993 725
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