What does Claretta mean?
Claretta \c-la-retta, clar(et)-ta\ as a girls' name. Claretta's root is Latin, and the name Claretta means "bright, famous". Claretta is a derivative of Claire (Latin): French form of Clara. Rarely used as a name for babies.
Claretta has 44 more alternative forms via Claire, Clara: Ceara, Cearra, Ciara▼, Ciarra, Claireen, Clairene, Clairette, Clairey, Clairinda, Clairissa, Clarabel, Clarabeth, Clare▼, Clarene, Claresta, Claretha, Clarey, Clari, Claribel▼, Claribella, Clarice▼, Clarie, Clarina, Clarinda, Clarine, Clarisa, Clarissa▼, Clarisse, Claritza, Clarizza, Clarrie, Clarry, Clary, Claryce, Clayre, Clayrette, Clayrinda, Clayrissa, Clerissa, Cliara, Clorinda, Klara, Klarissa and Klarra.
Claretta is a somewhat popular first name for women (#4082 out of 4276, Top 95%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Claretta and associated names. Claire (#44 the previous year), Clara (#108), Ciara (#673), Clare (#723), Clarissa (#765), Clarisa, Klara, Claribel, Ciarra, Clarice and Clarine are the prominent varying forms of Claretta (#unlisted). Adoption of these girl names reached its apex in 1994 and is somewhat lower today, with the forms Ciara, Clarissa, Clare, Claribel and Clarice becoming somewhat dated. Clara (#108) and Claire (#44) are two of the more trendy birth names among these, with Claire and Clara undergoing a revival in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)