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What does Claretha mean?

Claretha [cla-re-tha] as a name for girls is of Latin origin, and Claretha means "bright, famous". Claretha is a version of Clara (Latin) with the suffix -etha.

Associated with: bright (light).


Claretha has 9 different relations via Clara: Clarabeth, Clare, Claretta, Clarina, Clarinda, Clarissa, Clarita, Claritza and Clarizza.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Caretha, Clauretha, ..

(male) Clarechan, Clarechaz, ..

How popular is Claretha?

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name history of Claretha for girls. Claretha was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its peak rank of #1652 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Popular varying forms of Claretha listed in the Top 2000 are Clara (#108 in 2014), Clare (#723), Claretta, Clarinda, Clarissa (#765) and Clarita. Other forms, like Clarabeth, are uncommon. These forms of Claretha were at the top of their popularity 134 years ago (usage of 2.23%) and have become significantly less common since (usage 0.22%, 90%), with forms such as Clara becoming less fashionable. Clare is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Claretha, Clara, Clare, Claretta, Clarinda in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Clarissa, Clarita in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Aletha, Aretha, Bartha, Calantha, Caltha, Camesha, Careena, Carena, Carenna, Caresa, Caressa, Caretta, Carita, Caritta, Carleta, Carletha, Carlethe, Carletta, Carmesha, Catha, Charela (see Harela), Charesa, Charisha, Charita, Charletta, Claea, Clairesa (see Clarissa), Clairessa, Claireta, Clairette, Clairita, Clarecia, Clarene, Claresa, Claressa, Claresta, Clareta, Clarette, Clarey, Clarica, Clarisa, Clariza, Clarrisa (see Clarissa), Claudetta (see Claudia), Clayrette, Cleantha, Cleta, Cliantha, Coretta, Corretta, Eartha, Floretta, Gretha, Klaretta, Laretha, Laretta, Lauretha, Maretta, Martha, Oletha, Oretha, Sabetha, Tabetha and Taletha. These names tend to be less frequently used than Claretha.