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Aretha meaning and name origin
Aretha \a-re-tha\ as a girl's 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".
Aretha has 14 variant forms: Areta, Arete, Arethusa, Aretina, Aretta, Arette, Arletha, Laretha, Oreta, Oretha, Oretta, Orette, Reatha and Retha.
Baby names that sound like Aretha are Artha and Ertha.
Popularity of Aretha
Aretha is a very popular first name for women (#1260 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Aretha for girls. (2010 statistics) Compare Aretha with its variant forms and related girl baby names.