Betty

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For other uses, see Betty (disambiguation).

Betty is a common diminutive for the names Elizabeth and Bethany.[1] In Latin America, it is also a common diminutive for the name Beatriz, Spanish form of the latin name Beatrix and the English name Beatrice. In the 1600s and 1700s it was more often a diminutive of Bethia.[2]

Actresses and musicians[edit]

  • Betty (band), American alternative rock band
  • Betty Boo, English dance-music artist, singer, and songwriter
  • Betty Buckley, American theater, film, and television actress
  • Betty Deland, Swedish actress
  • Betty Driver, British singer and actress
  • Betty Grable, American actress, singer, dancer, and pin-up girl whose sensational bathing-suit photo became the number one pinup of the World War II era
  • Betty Harris, American soul singer
  • Betty Hutton, American actress and singer
  • Betty Kennedy, Canadian author and senator
  • Betty Moschona, Greek actress
  • Bettie Page, American pin-up, and early fetish model of the 1950s.
  • Betty White, American television actress best known for her roles in the sitcoms The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls

Other people[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Brickhouse Betty, a character from the animated cartoon series of the same name featured on Playboy TV and the Web

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Betty- Girl l Baby Names, Name Meanings". BabyCenter LLC. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.gutenberg.org/files/39284/39284-h/39284-h.htm

See also[edit]