Betty Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Betty:
A pet form of Elizabeth (God is my oath), Betty is also in common use as an independent given name.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Betty
Bet, Bette, Betts, Betty Boo
- Meanings and history of the name Betty
Betty can be a short form of Elizabeth, Bethanne, or Bethany, or it can be given as an independent name.
- Famous real-life people named Betty
Betty Cantrell, Miss America 2016.
Betty Bakopoulos, Greek-Candian cook/author
Betty Hayes, "Table for 12," mother of sextuplets
Elizabeth "Betty" Bloomer Ford, First Lady and wife of Gerald Ford
Betty Grable, American actress and World War II pinup girl
Betty Buckley, American actress, best known for her role in the Broadway musical "Cats"
Betty White, American actress, best known for her roles in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Golden Girls"
Betty Kennedy, Canadian author and senator
Betty Friedan, American writer and feminist.
Betty Dodson, sexual revolutionary
Actress Lauren Bacall's real first name was Betty, which she preferred to be called by her family and friends.
Betty, New York rock group, composed of Elizabeth Ziff (vocals, guitar), Alyson Palmer (vocals, bass), Amy Ziff (vocals, cello), Tony Salvatore (lead guitar), and Mino Gori (drums).
Betty Boogie Parker (yes that’s her real name), daughter of Trey Parker and the current voice of Ike Broflovski in South Park
- Betty in song, story & screen
Betty Boop, 1920s cartoon character.
Betty Suarez is the titular character of the ABC series "Ugly Betty".
Elizabeth "Betty" Draper, wife of main character Don Draper in the AMC series "Mad Men".
Betty Cooper, good-girl blonde character in the "Archie" comic strip.
Betty Crocker, advertising icon.
Betty Rubble, character in the animated series "The Flintstones".
Betty Ross Banner, character in the Marvel comic, "Incredible Hulk."
Betty Horn, character in the movie "A League Of Their Own".
Betty Braithwaite, a character in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.