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)