Betty

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Female Female Name

Usage

Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Greenland Greenlandic
Faroe Islands Faroese

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Origin and Meaning

1) English pet form of Elisabet [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

2) Pet form of Beata [1]

3) Pet form of Berta [2]

4) Pet form of Barbara [2]

Related Names

Betti
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Danish Finish Swedish
Bettie
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Danish Swedish
Betty
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Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Norwegian Swedish
Bettý
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Faroese Icelandic
Petti
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See also Bet

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Bettyarson Faroe Islands

Female

Bettyardóttir Faroe Islands

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Betty
Genitive: Bettys
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Betty
Accusative: Betty
Dative: Betty
Genitive: Bettyar
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Betty
Genitive: Bettyn
Partitive: Bettyä
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Betty
Genitive: Bettys
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Betty
Genitive: Bettys

Name Day

Norway Norway

8 March

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Betty Maria Carolina Pettersson (14 September 1838 – 7 February 1885), Swedish teacher, first official female university student in Sweden in 1871
  • Betty Anna Maria Nansen (née Müller, 19 March 1873 – 15 March 1943), Danish actress and theatre director
  • Betty Mathilde Hennings (née Schnell, 26 October 1850 - 27 October 1939), Danish actress

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[11]
1093 2528 1093 2528 0 0
Denmark Denmark[12]
1688
n.a.
1688
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[13]
n.a.
753
n.a.
753 0 0
Greenland Greenland[14]
5 12
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[15]
4 10
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[16]
n.a.
n.a.
408
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Betty (f) Sources: [11][12][16][13]

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Betty (f) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Betty (f)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  8. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Navnemode og modenavne (1993)
  9. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, census of 2011, http://www.stat.gl/
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  12. 12.0 12.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  13. 13.0 13.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  14. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  15. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  16. 16.0 16.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no