Bette (given name)

Bette (given name)

Infobox Given Name Revised
name = Bette

gender = Female
meaning =
region =
origin =
related names = Elizabeth
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Bette is a given name, sometimes short for Elizabeth and may refer to:

* Bette Davis, an Academy Award-winning actress.
* Bette Franke, a Dutch fashion model.
* Bette Midler, the singer.
* Bette Kane, a fictional character in DC Comics.
* Bette Porter, a fictional "The L-Word" character.

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