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What does Hetta mean?

Hetta Pronunciation of Hetta [het-ta] as a name for girls is of Old German derivation, and the meaning of Hetta is "contention and strife; home leader". Hetta is a version of Hedda (Old German): anglicized form of Hedwig. Hetta is also a variation of Henrietta (Latin, French, Old German).

Associated with: strife (battle).


Hetta has 4 variants: Hattie, Hatty, Hettie and Hetty.

14 more different relations via Hedda, Henrietta: Etta, Etty, Hatsy, Heda, Heddi, Hedi, Hedy, Heike, Henia, Henie, Henka, Hette, Yetta and Yettie.

Creative forms:
(female) Heti, Hettai, ..

(male) Hetha, Hettaw, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hetta Imogen (H.I.), ..

How popular is Hetta?

Hetta is an unusual given name for women. Hetta is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Hetta (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Hattie (#488 in recent rankings), Etta (#1075), Hetty, Yetta, Hettie, Hedy, Hedda and Henrietta. Adoption of these relations of Hetta was widespread during the years 1880-1889 (average #787) and is now much reduced, with forms like Hattie falling out of fashion. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Etta, Hattie, Hedy, Henrietta, Hettie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hetty, Yetta in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Hetta is alike in pronunciation to Hittie and Hitty. Other suggested similar names are Aletta, Anetta, Aretta, Beata, Berta, Beta, Betta, Bitta, Bretta, Cetta, Coetta, Delta, Detta, Eletta, Evetta, Geeta, Gerta, Gitta, Gretta, Heath, Hedia, Hedya, Heida, Helga, Helia, Hella, Helma, Helsa, Hema, Hena, Hera, Herma, Herta, Hertha, Hestia, Huetta, Huette, Inetta, Ivetta, Jetta, Joetta, Jutta, Leeta, Leota, Leta, Letta, Lotta, Meta, Meyta, Nesta, Neta, Netta, Odetta, Oletta, Oretta, Peta, Reeta, Reita, Reta, Retta, Rhetta, Ritta, Teeta, Ugetta, Veeta, Vesta, Veta, Wyetta, Yvetta, Zeeta, Zeta and Zetta. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hetta.

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