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My best friend's 5 year old sister is called Bettina, but everybody calls her Betti.
― Anonymous User  5/22/2020
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First heard this name on a classmate of mine. She’s sweet, caring and friendly. Now I associate those qualities with that name.
Blackflower  4/1/2020
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Bettina Liano is an Italian-Australian fashion designer, creator and former owner of the "Bettina Liano" women's clothing and jeans label. In 2015, Liano created a new label "BYBL" ("By Bettina Liano").
Lumi  3/9/2020
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Also used in Italy as a diminutive of Elisabetta. [noted -ed]
RyanD  9/25/2018
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Bettina Liano is an Italian-Australian fashion designer, creator and former owner of the "Bettina Liano" women's clothing and jeans label. In 2015, Liano created a new label "BYBL" ("By Bettina Liano").
― Anonymous User  7/16/2018
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Also a Hungarian name. Pronounced: BET-ti-naw.
HerculePoirot  7/22/2016
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This is a top 1000 name in The Netherlands. It was used most in the late '60s and early '70s, after which its popularity steadily decreased.
Lucille  5/16/2012
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Bettina is the "pet form" of Italian Benedetta, known to mean "Blessed."
Francesca  12/1/2010
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Proper Italian pronunciation:

Bey-TEEN-Ah

"Be" is said much like "Bay", though "Bey". Speak both "TT"s, most easily accomplished by placing extra emphasis on the "E" right before. "I" in "Tin" is stressed to "EE". Pronounce the "A" as in "Father".
Francesca  12/1/2010
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This name makes me think of "The Muppet Christmas Carol" when Mrs. Cratchet (Miss Piggy) kept confusing her twin daughters Bettina and Belinda. XD
Liesl  10/11/2010
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This name is also used in The Netherlands, where it is pronounced as bet-TEE-nah.
Lucille  6/8/2010
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In Denmark it is pronounced 'betTinae' or 'biTtinae'. Almost the same as the German but without the '-ar' ending.

Bettina can also be spelled as Betina or Betinna. All are pronounced the same way.
A close but rare namesake is Bettine, where the I is pronounced 'ee'.
Betty87  12/11/2009
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Bettina von Arnim was a German writer, novelist and composer and a prominent figure in the German Romantic era. She is best known for her close friendships with Goethe and Beethoven.
kirluci  5/2/2009
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Like Sabrina, this name sounds ultra-feminine to me, like the name of a girl who grows up dressing up like a little princess and wears pink, frilly, cutesy outfits well into her twenties. It's not a bad name, it is pretty, like Sabrina is, but it sounds like the name of a stereotypically girly young woman or little girl. It's not exactly a bimbo-ish name, just really feminine.
slight night shiver  5/16/2008
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In the Betsy-Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy is called "Bettina" by her sister Julia.
Kate  1/16/2008
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This is my name, and on the whole I like it, although people will try to call me Betty, which sounds like an old lady, or Tina, which I just don't like.
― Anonymous User  5/19/2007
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I love Bettina, it's very cute. My friend is called Bettina but for her it's either Betty or Tina because she doesn't seem to think the same.
Koolgal  3/27/2007
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Listen to the German pronunciation of Bettina here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
_satu_  9/3/2006

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