What does Aretha mean?
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".
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(male) Areath, Arechi, .. Middle name pairings:
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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)
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.
Similar NamesRecommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.