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Betty or Bettie 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 17th and 18th centuries, it was more often a diminutive of Bethia.[2]

Politicians and activists[edit]

Actresses and singers[edit]

  • Betty Bronson (1906-1971), American actress
  • Betty Buckley (born 1947), American theater, film and television actress
  • Betty Deland (1831-1882), Swedish actress
  • Betty Driver (1920-2011), British actress and singer
  • Betty Faria (born 1941), Brazilian actress
  • Betty Grable (1916-1973), American actress, singer, dancer and pin-up girl
  • Betty Harris (born 1939), American soul singer
  • Betty Hutton (1921-2007), American actress and singer
  • Betty Kelly (born 1943), American singer, member of Martha and the Vandellas
  • Betty Moschona (1927-2006), Greek actress
  • Betty Stockfeld (1905–1966), Australian film actress
  • Betty White (born 1922), American television actress best known for her roles in the sitcoms The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls



Fictional characters[edit]


  1. ^ "Betty- Girl l Baby Names, Name Meanings". BabyCenter LLC. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
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