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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).


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 the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.3884%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.2622%, down 32.5%), 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Claire, Clara, Clarabelle, Clare, Claribel, Clarice, Clarine, Clarissa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Claire, Clara, Klara outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Claireta, Clareta and Clarette. These names tend to be less frequently used than Claretha.