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What does Coretta mean?

Coretta Pronunciation of Coretta [coret-ta] as a girls' name is pronounced ka-RET-a. Elaborated form of Cora, using the -etta ending (originally an Italian diminutive form). Name of the wife of American civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King.

Associated with: king (queen).


Coretta has 1 variant: Corretta.

Related girl name: Kora.

18 more different relations via Cora: Coralia, Coree, Corella, Corena, Corene, Corey, Corilla, Corinna, Corisa, Corissa, Corita, Corrella, Correna, Correnda, Corrina, Corynna, Coryssa and Koretta.

Creative forms:
(female) Ceretta, Creta, ..

(male) Coert, Coretto, ..

Middle name pairings:
Coretta Sia (C.S.), ..

How popular is Coretta?

Coretta is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2322 out of 4276, Top 54%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Coretta entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #1396 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Coretta are Cora (#88 in recent rankings), Kora (#623), Corissa, Corrina, Corinna, Corey, Corena and Corene. Other forms, like Corilla, are uncommon. These forms of Coretta were popular as birth names 135 years ago (adoption of 0.64%) and are now significantly less conventional (adoption 0.28%, 57%). Cora has historically been a favorite of parents, though Kora has gained in usage, while Corey is no longer trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Coretta, Cora, Corena, Corene, Corey in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Corinna, Corissa, Corrina, Kora in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Coretta and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Coretta is alike in pronunciation to Caretta, Carita and Caritta. Other recommended names are Amoretta, Aretta, Bretta, Carletta, Cerrita, Cetta, Cinetta, Claretta, Coetta, Coleta (see Colette), Coletta, Colette, Concetta, Conetta, Cordia, Coreana (see Corinna), Coronetta, Corvetta, Cosetta, Cosette, Cozette, Donetta, Doretta, Dorette, Floretta, Gretta, Joetta, Joletta, Jonetta, Jorjetta, Josetta, Korette, Laretta, Leretta (see Loretta), Loletta, Loreta, Loretta, Lorette, Lorretta, Lowretta (see Loretta), Maretta, Oretta, Robetta (see Roberta) and Rosetta. These names tend to be less commonly used than Coretta.

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