What does Etta mean?
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.
Related girl name: Harriet.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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.