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What does Claretta mean?

Claretta /cla-ret-ta/ as a girls' name. Claretta's root is Latin, and the name Claretta means "bright, famous". Claretta is a version, with the suffix -tta, of Claire (Latin): French variation of Clara.


Claretta has 5 variants: Claireta, Clairita, Clareta, Clarita and Klaretta.

Claretta has 13 more alternative forms via Claire, Clara: Clairette, Clare, Clarene, Claresta, Claretha, Clarey, Clarina, Clarinda, Clarisa, Clarissa, Claritza, Clarizza and Clayrette.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Ciaretta, Clarette, ..

(male) Claretan, Claretri, ..

How popular is Claretta?

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)


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

Presented below is the baby name statistics of Claretta for girls. Claretta entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its top rank of #1952 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Claretta and associated names. Claire (#44 the previous year), Clara (#108), Clare (#723), Clarissa (#765), Clarisa, Clarita, Claretha, Clarene and Clarinda are the prominent varying forms of Claretta. Other variants, like Claritza, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Claretta was common a century ago (usage of 2.26%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.65%, down 71.4%), with forms such as Clarissa becoming somewhat dated. Claire and Clare are two of the more trendy birth names among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Claretta, Claire, Clara, Clare, Clarene in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Alletta, Alouetta, Amoretta, Aretta, Bretta, Calesta, Carena, Carenna, Caresa, Caressa, Caretta, Carita, Carleta, Carletta, Carlette, Carlita, Carlota, Carlotta, Carmita, Carmyta, Cetta, Charista, Charlett, Charletta, Charlette, Charlita, Charlotta, Cinetta, Clairesa (see Clarissa), Clarecia, Claresa, Claressa, Clarette, Clarica, Clarrisa (see Clarissa), Claudetta (see Claudia), Claudette, Coetta, Coletta, Concetta, Conetta, Coretta, Corretta, Cosetta, Darnetta, Earletta, Eletta, Elletta, Floretta, Gianetta, Janetta, Karletta, Koretta, Lanetta, Laretha, Laretta, Larretta (see Loretta), Lauretta, Lavetta, Lorretta, Lowretta (see Loretta), Maretta, Marette, Marietta, Marnetta, Martta, Oletta, Olivetta, Oretta, Sarette, Sarotta, Shanetta, Sharletta, Vanetta and Wanetta. These names tend to be less commonly used than Claretta.