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What does Herta mean?

Herta Pronunciation of Herta [her-ta] as a girls' name has its root in Old English, and Herta means "earth". Herta is a version of Eartha (Old English): from eorthe. Herta is also a derivative of Hertha (Old English): name of the German.

Associated with: old english, earth.


2 alternative forms via Eartha, Hertha: Erda and Ertha.

Creative forms:
(female) Herla, Heta, ..

(male) Herett, Herto, ..

Middle name pairings:
Herta Eleanor (H.E.), ..

How popular is Herta?

Herta is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3083 out of 4276, Top 72%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Hertha and Eartha are the popular varying forms of Herta (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Herta was at its highest in the 1900s (usage of 0.01%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eartha, Hertha in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Barta, Beata, Berrta, Berta, Beta, Betta, Birta, Cetta, Delta, Detta, Eberta, Geeta, Gerta, Heath, Heda, Hedda, Hedia, Hedya, Heida, Helga, Helia, Hella, Helma, Helsa, Hema, Hena, Henia, Henka, Hera, Herma, Hermia, Hero, Hestia, Hetta, Hette, Hetty, Huberta, Huetta, Jetta, Leeta, Leota, Leta, Letta, Marta, Meerta, Meta, Meyta, Mirta, Myrta, Nesta, Neta, Netta, Perita, Peta, Reeta, Reita, Reta, Retta, Serita, Teeta, Uberta, Veeta, Verita, Vesta, Veta, Yetta, Zeeta, Zeta and Zetta. These names tend to be less commonly used than Herta.

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