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The name Betty is a diminutive form of Elizabeth.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Betty has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Betty
Use of the Name Betty for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
995,644 100,010 7,191 447 0 0 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name Betty has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Betty last appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1996, the last year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Betty
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1880136117  
1881140112  
1882145123  
1883150120  
1884149144  
1885145155  
1886147167  
1887144179  
1888148215  
1889159189  
1890164216  
1891147239  
1892155255  
1893139298  
1894145298  
1895131350  
1896139342  
1897132367  
1898126421  
1899119410  
1900100669  
1901112474  
1902101580  
190398596  
1904917078918
190585807  
190681865  
1907771,018  
1908721,128  
1909771,081  
1910691,385  
1911691,452  
1912662,008  
1913672,228  
1914622,935  
1915534,180  
1916445,139  
1917346,637  
1918218,809  
19191510,111  
19201114,016  
1921817,627  
1922620,885  
1923525,99891356
1924430,61981968
1925332,80570883
1926332,94466191
1927335,392609105
1928236,057559119
1929236,653509133
1930238,216477156
1931236,030458153
1932234,401430169
1933231,496445154
1934231,071429171
1935428,638463150
1936425,861529116
1937525,302526121
1938425,494551110
1939423,633498131
1940522,072553114
1941720,862537121
1942921,716591111
19431021,51667291
19441019,70972573
19451118,40178462
19461419,663  
19471718,928  
19481816,626  
19492214,972  
19502613,626  
19512912,771  
19523212,140  
19533311,360  
19543610,608  
1955369,937  
1956449,230  
1957508,465  
1958547,716  
1959597,309  
1960686,508  
1961875,568  
1962974,769  
19631044,157  
19641024,077  
19651033,570  
19661212,951  
19671372,551  
19681512,141  
19691542,139  
19701681,974  
19711751,762  
19722021,376  
19731961,325  
19742281,130  
19752361,023  
1976262908  
1977293807  
1978320714  
1979330712  
1980358657  
1981354660  
1982364635  
1983390561  
1984425499  
1985435505  
1986513403  
1987497432  
1988550393  
1989562396  
1990578400  
1991647340  
1992721296  
1993727292  
1994755275  
1995834234  
1996917213  
Totals:  995,644 2,666

During the last 125 years, parents have used Betty as a girl's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are slightly lower than actual counts because the name Betty appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 117 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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