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What does Arletha mean?

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


Arletha has 41 related variations via Aretha, Arlene: Areta, Arete, Arethusa, Aretina, Aretta, Arette, Arla, Arlan, Arlana, Arlean, Arleana, Arlee, Arleen, Arleena, Arleene, Arlen, Arlena, Arleta, Arletta, Arlette, Arleyne, Arlie, Arliene, Arlina, Arlinda, Arline, Arluene, Arly, Arlyn, Arlyne, Arlynn, Laretha, Lena, Lene, Lina, Oreta, Oretha, Oretta, Orette, Reatha and Retha.


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. Census)

Popular alternative forms of Arletha (#unlisted) are Lena (#279 last year), Lina (#767), Retha, Arly, Arline, Arleen, Arlene, Arlie and Aretha. Adoption of these girl names reached its highest during the years 1910-1919 (usage of 0.4069%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.106%, down 73.9%), with versions like Arlie, Aretha, Arlene, Arleen and Retha becoming somewhat outmoded. Lena (#279) is the most trendy baby name in this list, with this name having a rekindling in usage. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Arletha and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aretha, Arleen, Arlene, Arlie, Arline, Arly, Lena, Lina, Retha in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lena, Lina outside U.S.

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Recommended similar baby names are Aletha, Arlet and Arleth. These names tend to be less commonly used than Arletha.