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What does Arletha mean?

Arletha Pronunciation of Arletha [ar-letha] as a name for girls is of Greek origin, and the name Arletha means "excellence; righteous". Arletha is an alternate form of Aretha (Greek): singer Aretha Franklin. Arletha is also a variant of Arlene: modern coinage of unclear origin.

Associated with: greek, righteous.


27 relations via Aretha, Arlene: Areta, Arete, Arethusa, Aretina, Aretta, Arette, Arla, Arlana, Arlean, Arleana, Arlee, Arleen, Arleena, Arleene, Arlen, Arlena, Arleta, Arletta, Arlette, Arleyne, Arlina, Arlinda, Laretha, Oreta, Oretha, Oretta and Retha.

Creative forms:
(female) Alletha, Arletra, ..

(male) Arleton, ..

Middle name pairings:
Arletha Breanna (A.B.), ..

How popular is Arletha?

Arletha is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3184 out of 4276, Top 74%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Arletha was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its highest rank of #1687 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Arletha are Arlene (#1376 from recent data), Arlette (#1663), Arletta, Arlinda, Retha, Oretha, Arleta, Aretha, Arlean, Arla, Arlee, Arleen, Arlena and Aretta. Other forms, like Arlana, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Arletha reached its highest during the years 1930-1939 (average #1285) and is now significantly diminished (#1935, down 96.4%), with versions like Retha becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arletha, Aretha, Aretta, Arla, Arlean in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arlee, Arleen, Arlena, Arlene, Arleta in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arletta, Arlette, Arlinda, Oretha, Retha in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Abeesha, Aeesha, Agetha, Aiesha, Alathea, Alathia, Albertha, Alea, Aleana, Alecia, Aleida, Aleigha, Aleka, Alena, Alenka, Alesha, Aleshia, Alesia, Alessa, Aleta, Aletea, Aletha, Alethea, Alethia, Aletia, Aletta, Alette, Alexa, Alexea, Alithia, Alleda, Alletta, Allette, Almeta, Altha, Althea, Althia, Amaleta, Amantha, Anetta, Annetta, Arantza, Arbela, Arcenia, Ardath, Ardena, Ardith, Argenta, Argentia, Arieana, Ariette, Arista, Arlea, Arlenna (see Arlinda), Arlenne, Arlet, Arleth, Arnessa, Arnett, Arnetta, Arnisha, Artha, Artlette, Aubertha, Ayesha, Betha, Caltha, Carletha, Elesha, Erletta, Ertha, Gretha, Oletha, Taleetha and Taletha. These names tend to be less commonly used than Arletha.

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