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What does Caretta mean?

Caretta Pronunciation of Caretta [caret-ta] as a girls' name. Caretta means "beloved; friend". Caretta is a version of Cara (Latin, Irish, Gaelic).


5 alternative forms via Cara: Caera, Caralea, Caralia, Caranda and Carina.

Creative forms:
(female) Caretna, Charetta, ..

(male) Caretar, Careter, ..

Middle name pairings:
Caretta April (C.A.), ..

How popular is Caretta?

Caretta is a rare first name for women. Caretta is an equally rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Caretta (outside Top 2000) are Cara (#727 from recent data) and Carina (#1067). These forms of Caretta were popular with parents in the year 1991 (adoption of 0.09%) and are now much less common (adoption 0.03%, 68% less), with versions such as Cara becoming less trendy. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cara, Carina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Caretta is alike in pronunciation to Carita, Caritta, Coretta, Corita, Corretta, Karita and Koretta. Other suggested similar names are Aretta, Bretta, Cadette, Calesta, Careena, Carena, Carenna, Caresa, Caressa, Carleta, Carletha, Carletta, Carlette, Carlita, Carlota, Carlotta, Carlyta (see Carly), Carmita, Carmyta, Cerrita, Cetta, Charita, Charletta, Cinetta, Claresta, Clareta, Claretha, Claretta, Clarette, Coetta, Coletta, Conetta, Corvetta, Cosetta, Darnetta, Doretta, Earletta, Fayetta, Gretta, Janetta, Karletta, Klaretta, Lanetta, Laretha, Laretta, Larretta (see Loretta), Lauretta, Lavetta, Leretta (see Loretta), Loretta, Maretta, Marette, Marietta, Marketta, Marnetta, Martta, Maryetta, Oretta, Saletta, Sarette, Sarotta, Valetta, Vanetta, Wanetta and Zanetta. These names tend to be more frequently used than Caretta.

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