What does Claretta mean?
Claretta /cla-ret-ta/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name. Claretta's root is Latin, and the name Claretta means "bright, famous". Claretta is a version of Claire (Latin): French variation of Clara. Calabretta is a popular last name.
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)
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) and Clarisa are the prominent varying forms of Claretta (not ranked). Variants like Klaretta are seldom used. Usage of these girl names reached its apex in 1994 (usage of 0.5794%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.472%, down 18.5%), with the forms Clarissa and Clare becoming less trendy. 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)