B is for Betty (#AtoZChallenge)
Betty's language of origin is Hebrew, and it is used mainly in the Dutch and English languages. The name was first used in the 18th century. In addition, Betty is a pet form of the English, Greek and Hebrew Elizabeth.
My Thomas ancestors had a daughter Elizabeth in 1815 who died in 1816, their next daughter was also named Elizabeth b 1818 and died in 1819, they then had another daughter they named Betty b 1820 and died in 1890. So, obviously Elizabeth was an unlucky name for that family and Betty was not.