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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Betty
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Betty in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Betty:
Records indicate that 995,802 girls in the United States have been named Betty since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1930, when 38,232 people in the U.S. were given the name Betty. Those people are now 83 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Betty
Comment left Jan 30, 2011: "My name is Betty and I love it. It is a beautiful name and I wouldn't trade it for any other name. Sometimes people misspell it but i don't mind that or how sometimes they call me other Betty-related names." (Report as inappropriate)
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Comment left Jul 23, 2010: "My name is Betty,I hate the name! I was named after my Granny, whom I love, but the name is just....OLD. I'm 27-and have NEVER met anyone with my name that even close to my age. I don't know what my parents were thinking...they probably weren't." (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Mar 10, 2009: "My name is Betty and for some reason, Betty (not Elizabeth) is a very popular name among Asians. I am also Asian. I've known several other Asian Bettys in my lifetime." (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Aug 19, 2008: "My wife is named Betty (actually Betty Ann) and she was born in 1982. I like the name. It's kinda cool because I've never known anyone under 50 with the name. It makes it unique without being strange. The only problem she's had is that being a nurse she often gets called "Nurse Betty". People also love it that she took my last name, which is Betts..." (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Jan 21, 2008: "Think Black Betty the song, think Ugly Betty the American sitcom. Think also Frank Spencer's wife in the British sitcom Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em and Betty Turpin in Coronation Street - not to mention Bet Lynch, her partner-in-crime behind the Rovers' bar, Bet being a further shortening of Betty (let's not confuse Madame Turpin with Ms Lynch)." (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Dec 07, 2007: "My name is Betty - I've disliked it since I was 18 and have considered changing my name to something more "me": Kathryn or Kelsie, for example. Betty as a name is SO outmoded!" (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Nov 24, 2007: "I dislike the name Betty.
Why anyone would shorten Elizabeth to Betty is beyond me." (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Mar 09, 2007: "Betty is an old fashioned name - short for Elizabeth of course - in the 1950s, 60s and 70s there were LOTS of Bettys or Betsys around. It's become quite rare now - all the Bettys I know are well over 50 years old!" (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Jan 20, 2007: "Whenever I think of the name Betty, there is Betty Grable, World War II pin-up, and two fictional soap characters in the UK - Betty Turpin in 'Coronation Street' and Betty Eagleton in 'Emmerdale' (formerly 'Emmerdale Farm'). There is also Frank Spencer's long-suffering wife of this name in the Seventies sitcom 'Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em'." (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Jun 17, 2006: "my mom's nickname is betty, taken from elizabeth. it's kind of annoying, though, when people associate "betty" to "betty boop"" (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Mar 31, 2006: "Betty is a strong name with a nice old fashioned ring to it. A great name for an adult and can be softened to Betsy for a child." (Report as inappropriate)
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