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Aretha

What does Aretha mean?

Aretha Pronunciation of Aretha [aretha] as a girls' name is pronounced a-REE-thah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Aretha is "excellence; righteous". Singer Aretha Franklin, the "goddess of soul".

Associated with: greek, righteous, goddess, soul (life).

Variations

Aretha has 14 variants: Areta, Arete, Arethusa, Aretina, Aretta, Arette, Arletha, Laretha, Oreta, Oretha, Oretta, Orette, Reatha and Retha.

Creative forms:
(female) Aretra, ..

(male) Areath, Arechi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Aretha Aislyn (A.A.), ..

How popular is Aretha?

Aretha is a very prominent first name for women (#1260 out of 4276, Top 29%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Aretha entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest position of #725 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aretha name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aretha outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Aretha are Aretta, Arletha, Oretha, Reatha and Retha. Usage of these relations of Aretha was well-received among parents a century ago (median #1282), but now, the version Retha has become less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aretha, Aretta, Arletha, Oretha, Reatha, Retha in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aretha and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aeesha, Aesha, Agatha, Agetha, Agotha, Aiesha, Alesha, Aleta, Aletea, Aletha, Alethea, Alethia, Aletia, Aletta, Altha, Aneta, Anetta, Arda, Ardah, Ardea, Ardia, Arela, Arella, Arena, Ariette, Arleta, Arleth, Arletta, Arnetta, Artha, Artheia, Artia, Artie, Atha, Aurita, Ayesha, Betha, Bretta, Ertha, Greta, Gretha, Grethe, Gretna, Gretta, Letha and Oletha. These names tend to be less commonly used than Aretha.

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