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What does Aretta mean?

Aretta Pronunciation of Aretta [aret-ta] as a name for girls is of Greek origin, and the meaning of the name Aretta is "excellence; righteous". Aretta is an alternate spelling of Aretha (Greek): singer Aretha Franklin.

Associated with: greek, righteous.


Aretta has 3 variants: Areta, Oreta and Oretta.

9 more relations via Aretha: Arete, Arethusa, Aretina, Arette, Arletha, Laretha, Oretha, Orette and Retha.

Creative forms:
(female) Aretka, Arta, ..

(male) Aretau, Aretna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Aretta Averie (A.A.), ..

How popular is Aretta?

Aretta is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Aretta is an equally uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Aretta entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its apex rank of #1442 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Aretta ranked in the Top 2000 are Aretha, Arletha, Oretha and Retha. Other variants, like Oreta, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Aretta was more pronounced 95 years ago, but now, the form Retha has become less trendy.

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

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

Similar Names

Aretta is alike in pronunciation to Aurita and Irita. Other recommended names are Agatta, Agnetta, Alesta, Aleta, Aletea, Aletha, Aletia, Aletta, Alette, Alletta, Amoretta, Aneeta, Aneta, Anetta, Anette, Arda, Ardia, Arela, Arella, Arena, Argenta, Ariette, Arista, Arleta, Arletta, Arlette, Arnetta, Arnette, Arnita, Artha, Artia, Artie, Betta, Brett, Bretta, Brette, Brietta, Britta, Caretta, Cetta, Coetta, Coretta, Doretta, Eletta, Erletta, Evetta, Greeta, Greta, Gretha, Gretna, Gretta, Grette, Hetta, Huetta, Inetta, Ivetta, Jetta, Joetta, Koretta, Laretta, Letta, Loretta, Maretta, Netta, Odetta, Oletta, Ornetta (see Arnette), Rhetta, Ugetta, Wyetta, Yetta, Yvetta and Zetta. These names tend to be more frequently used than Aretta.

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