What does Claretha mean?
Claretha \c-lare-tha, cl(a)-retha\ as a name for girls is of Latin origin, and Claretha means "bright, famous". Claretha is a derivative of Clara (Latin): post-classical name from the feminine form of the adjective "clarus". A girls' name that is rarely used.
Claretha has 20 different forms via Clara: Chiara, Claire▲, Clarabelle, Clarabeth, Clare▼, Claretta, Claribel▼, Clarice▼, Clarie, Clarina, Clarinda, Clarine, Clarissa▼, Clarita, Claritza, Clarizza, Clarrie, Clarry, Klara and Klarra.
Claretha is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3660 out of 4276, Top 86%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Popular varying forms of Claretha (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Claire (#44 in 2014), Clara (#108), Clarabelle, Clare (#723), Claribel, Clarice, Clarine, Clarissa (#765) and Klara. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during 1900-1909 and are somewhat less popular today, with the forms Clare, Claribel, Clarice and Clarissa becoming less fashionable. Claire (#44) and Clara (#108) are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this compilation, with both names having a resurgence in popularity. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Claretha and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)