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What does Etta mean?

Etta Pronunciation of Etta [et-ta] as a girls' name is pronounced ETT-ah. It is of English origin. Short form of names like Henrietta, Rosetta, Lauretta, Marietta, Nicoletta, Pauletta and Simonetta. Originally an Italian feminine dimmunitive suffix.


Etta has 2 variants: Ettie and Etty.

Related girl name: Harriet.

5 more relations via Henrietta, Lauretta, Marietta, Pauletta, Rosetta: Hatty, Hetta, Hette, Hetty and Yetta.

Creative forms:
(female) Elta, Erta, ..

(male) Eteva, Ettus, ..

Middle name pairings:
Etta Carina (E.C.), ..

How popular is Etta?

Etta is a very popular first name for females (#536 out of 4276, Top 13%) and a slightly less popular last name for all people (#111119 out of 150436, Top 74%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Etta was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #77 in the U.S. then, and is at #1075 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Harriet (#1314 the previous year), Yetta, Pauletta, Rosetta, Nicoletta, Lauretta, Ettie, Henrietta, Hetty and Marietta are the popular variation forms of Etta (#1075 the previous year). Other forms, like Hatty, are uncommon. These relations of Etta reached the height of their popularity a century ago (adoption of 0.56%) and are now much less conventional (adoption 0.02%, 97%), with versions such as Marietta falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Etta, Ettie, Harriet, Henrietta, Hetty in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lauretta, Marietta, Nicoletta, Pauletta, Rosetta, Yetta in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Etta is pronounced similarly to Atti, Attie, Ettey, Etti, Huetta, Ita, Uta, Wyetta and Yuta. Other recommended names are Alta, Beta, Betta, Cetta, Detta, Dita, Eda, Edda, Edma, Edra, Edyta, Eena, Eeva, Efa, Eila, Eira, Eitna, Ela, Elata, Eletta, Elga, Elia, Elita, Elitta, Ella, Elma, Elna, Elva, Ema, Emma, Erda, Erma, Ertha, Esma, Esta, Eth, Etha, Ethna, Etna, Euna, Eva, Evetta, Evita, Ewa, Gitta, Jetta, Jutta, Leta, Letta, Lita, Lotta, Meta, Nata, Neta, Netta, Nita, Peta, Reta, Retta, Ritta, Ruta, Tita, Tyta, Zeta, Zetta and Zyta. These names tend to be less frequently used than Etta.

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