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It means Consecrated to GOD.
betsyjames  8/25/2005
This is my grandmother's name. It's not a pet name for Elizabeth in her case. Everyone calls her Betty, though.
― Anonymous User  9/7/2005
This is my name. I used to hate it, but now i like it because it's unique. It is often confused with Betty, Bessy or Becky, though.
― Anonymous User  11/27/2005
I think Betsy is kind of soppy and unrealistic. If you really have to name your daughter this, please make it Elizabeth so she doesn't have to be Betsy when she is 30.
Dogsy  12/1/2005
Betsy Ross is the woman popularly believed to have designed the flag of the United States of America.
breakofday  12/9/2005
I really don't like the name Betsy. It makes me think of someone from the start of the 20th century, wearing a little frilly apron and cap serving cream teas!
― Anonymous User  6/1/2006
When I think of Betsy, I think of a cow.
― Anonymous User  7/12/2006
Betsy isn't my favorite name, but I highly prefer Betty.
ekatz7  11/12/2006
There is a book "Understood Betsy" (I think that's what it's called).
7up  1/25/2007
I used to hate the name but there was a girl in my sixth grade social studies class who convinced me it was a sweet name. It suited her well.
YMPvt  3/4/2007
I like this much better than Betty.
LilaMayaNeve  10/13/2007
Betsy Trotwood was a character in Charles Dickens' "David Copperfield". She was David's great-aunt and wanted David to be named after her if he was a girl.
scholasticastewart  11/11/2007
Her name is actually spelled "Betsey" in the book.
Kate  3/17/2008
A famous bearer is American children's author Betsy Byars (born August 7, 1928) She is well-known for her 1971 novel 'Summer of the Swans,' for which she won the Newbery Medal. She received the National Book Award for 'The Night Swimmers' in 1980, and the Edgar Award for 'Wanted...Mud Blossom,' the fifth and concluding novel in her popular Blossom family series.
AndrewJKD  4/13/2008
Definitely among the worst nicknames there are for Elizabeth. Even Betty is better. The only nicknames I really like for Elizabeth are Liz and Elsie, the rest of them are quite awful. I hope people don't start naming their kids this again instead of going for Elizabeth.
slight night shiver  5/16/2008
Really old ladyish and ugly.
bananarama  2/17/2009
I used to think this name was prissy and immature until I went to college and met a girl with it. She is sweet and outgoing, and always has a smile on her face. Now I think of it as a great name, vivacious and cheerful.
― Anonymous User  3/8/2009
This is one of one of my best friends. (We're 13.) At first, this name was hard for me to use because it sounded so "old-lady", but after I got used to it I have come to love the way it sounds. Oh, and she spells it Betsie. Ha, everyone tries to spell and say it Bestie. I love this name, although I probably wouldn't use it on my child. Oh, and I like it better than Betty, when you say Betty too fast in the wrong dialect is sounds like "Bitty". Ew.
baileymarissa  4/9/2009
This is one of my best friend's names. Well, it's her nickname for Elizabeth, but Betsy is what everyone calls her. She liked it all through elementary school, then she started to hate it around middle school and tried to get teachers to call her Elizabeth, but then in high school she seemed to like it again and didn't insist on being Elizabeth. I've known her since I was about 5, so I never thought of this name as really old-fashioned or anything. I picture most people with this name as nice and sweet, whether they're old ladies or little kids.
plutogirlgenius  8/24/2009
I'm very surprised to see all the negative comments about Betsy! I think it's a sweet name and a good nickname for Elizabeth. Refreshing too with so many Liz's out there.
Melissa_77  3/26/2010
Betsy Stewart Andropolis, a character played by Meg Ryan, on the soap opera, "As The World Turns" in the early 1980's.
Jamesina  7/7/2010
It's my mom's name. I think it's cute, even though she HATES it.
Chrila96  9/11/2010
Betsy is damn sweet. An alternate spelling is Betsey, which I prefer.
vomiting  2/10/2011
Betsy Morgan is an American stage actress. Her best known roles have been covering Sierra Boggess' Ariel in the Broadway production of "The Little Mermaid", covering various roles in the 2010 production of "A Little Night Music", and Fantine in the 2010 touring production of "Les Miserables".
AndrewJKD  6/23/2011
Betsy Ray is the main character of the Betsy-Tacy book series by Maud Hart Lovelace.
Kate  10/6/2011
In the famous book, "The Hiding Place" about a true horror story of what happened in the 40's when Germany invaded Holland and took all the Dutch people captive, [By Corneila ten Boom,, from her POV, ] Betsy ten Boom is Corie's sister but she spelled it Betsie.
anoldfashionedgirl  3/12/2013
The name Betsy was given to 137 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
Despite all the annoying girls I've met with this name, I like it. If it wasn't for the encounters I've had with other Betsy's then I would've probably named my future daughter Betsy.
I don't understand how others prefer Elizabeth where it's so overused and unoriginal that it makes me want to gag. I can honestly say I like this name and I will continue to hold my ground to defend it.
It's cute and easy to pronounce whereas Elizabeth has one too many syllables for my taste.
GunMetal  8/27/2013
There was a hurricane of this name in 1965. When it devastated both Florida and Louisiana (even flooding about 35 percent of New Orleans, compared to 2005's Katrina, which was about 80 percent), it became the United States' first billion-dollar hurricane, with damage totals over $1.4 billion. This made Betsy the costliest hurricane at the time, but it was later surpassed by subsequent hurricanes.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2013
Betsy Palmer is an American actress. She was best known for being a panelist on the game show "I've Got a Secret," and for playing Jason's mother, Pamela Voorhees, in the horror film "Friday the 13th."
― Anonymous User  9/13/2013
The Betsy Wetsy is a doll made by Ideal Toy Company whose special feature is urination. Named after its inventor's daughter, it was first developed in the 1930's by Abraham Katz. The Betsy Wetsy suddenly became very popular in the 1950's, making it one of the most memorable toys of the 20th Century.
― Anonymous User  11/29/2013
I love this name. I haven't seen any Betsy's by the time I posted this comment. I don't see why some people prefer a much longer form such as Beatrice or Elizabeth over this name. I will still use this name on its own instead of it being a nickname. To me, Betsy is a very cute and sweet name. It looks cute on a young girl and sweet on an old lady. Overall, Betsy is a very lovely name to me. If I ever have a daughter, her name will be Betsy.
― Anonymous User  11/29/2013
Used as a name or as a nickname, "Betsy" definitely sounds better than "Betty." It's also more endearing than Betty. It's also not that popular, which is great, a "Betsy" is not likely to share this name with anyone else in a classroom, job, or recreational setting. Not everyone wants to go by a super popular name - Emma, Amy, Isabella/Bella, Madison, Mckenzie, Olivia, etc - and be the 3rd or 4th person in a crowd with that exact name. I gotta say I love "Betsy," it's upbeat and fun, easy to pronounce, and it can be memorable - people usually remember the 'Betsy' they met somewhere.
Besito  12/4/2013
The American actress Betsy Ann Brandt (Breaking Bad) carries the name well!
Besito  12/4/2013
If someone wants to name their daughter BETSY, I don't see that as a problem. Many of the names people now considered proper started out as diminutives/nicknames. For example, many names are derived from Elisheba, Hecate, Margarita, etc. Some people are put off by how long Elizabeth is (4 syllables!) and they pick Elise, Lisa, Lilian, Lisbet, Beth, Betsy instead, it's quite normal. At least Betsy sounds nice and it rolls off the tongue.
― Anonymous User  12/9/2013
I am a 5th generation Betsy. The first two were Elizabeth. I have been called a brown cow. Not particularly flattering, but there are worse things to be associated with.
docbsullivan  9/15/2014
The name Betsy is so vintage, cute and pretty! :)
― Anonymous User  10/25/2014
Betsy Drake (Born: September 11, 1923) is an American actress and writer.
― Anonymous User  10/25/2014
I've been called Betsy since I was a week old (my real name is Elizabeth), and I've always liked it. I don't know any other Betsys (old or otherwise), so I feel that it's more unique than nicknames like Liz or Beth. And yes, I do find it insulting when people call my name "soppy" or say they associate it with cows. Fortunately I've never gotten such comments in real life.

The only problem I've had with this name is that because it's so uncommon nowadays, many people don't know it's a nickname, and when they find out my real name is Elizabeth they get very surprised and say, "Wait, where does 'Betsy' come from? Is that your middle name?"
JustAnotherFangirl  11/6/2014
Seriously the name is soooo cute and nice.
just an awesome gal  6/15/2015
I love the name Betsy. It's vintage, simple and sweet. I named my daughter Elizabeth but she goes by Betsy, Lilybets or Bets. I almost don't want to "give away" my nicknames since they're so original and I love that she won't be one of five Betsy's in her class. Every name can have a negative reference if you're looking for it... like the cow. But that's actually Bessie and Elsie. The name Elsie is coming back too! It's just so adorable and spunky.
Lilybets  12/11/2015
Betsy is a name of greatness!
bittybets8688  3/23/2016
The name Betsy was given to 124 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/17/2016
Betsy DeVos is an American businesswoman and politician who is the United States Secretary of Education. She is known for her support of school choice, school voucher programs, and charter schools. She was nominated on November 23, 2016, to be the Secretary of Education, and was confirmed by the Senate by 51-50 on February 7, 2017.
― Anonymous User  10/6/2017
Betsy McCaughey was the Liutenant Governor of New York under George Pataki from 1995 to 1998. In 2009, her criticisms directed against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act gathered media attention.
― Anonymous User  10/6/2017
Betsy is a minor character in "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain. She is a slave of the Grangerfords, who are engaged in a feud with the Shepherdsons.
― Anonymous User  2/8/2018
Betsy McCall was a paper doll character who was featured in every issue of McCall's magazine from 1951 to at least 1995. She lived with her mother, her father, and her dog Nosy.
That70sShowGeek  3/2/2018
Betsy is the name of a daughter of Michael Kelso with Brooke Rockwell in the television series That '70s Show.
― Anonymous User  3/4/2018
Betsy is the name of a pop singer from Pembrokeshire, Wales. In 2017, she released her debut album which is self-titled "Betsy".
― Anonymous User  3/9/2018

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