Home > Claretta


What does Claretta mean?

Claretta Pronunciation of Claretta [claret-ta] as a girls' name has its root in Latin, and the name Claretta means "bright, famous". Claretta is a version of Claire (Latin): French variation of Clara.

Associated with: bright (light).


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

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

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Claretta Jamila (C.J.), ..

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)

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, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Claire (#49 the previous year), Clara (#98), Clarissa (#700), Clare (#730), 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 71.2%), with forms such as Clarissa becoming somewhat dated. Clare and Claire 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.

See names
in meaning and etymology.