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What does Laretha mean?

Laretha [la-re-tha] as a name for girls is of Greek origin, and the name Laretha means "excellence; righteous". Laretha is a version of Aretha (Greek): singer Aretha Franklin.

Associated with: greek, righteous.


Laretha has 7 related forms via Aretha: Areta, Aretta, Arletha, Oreta, Oretha, Oretta and Retha.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Laretia, Luretha, ..

(male) Larela, Lareton, ..

How popular is Laretha?

Laretha is an unusual given name for females. Laretha is an equivalently uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is an analysis of the history of Laretha and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Laretha (outside Top 2000) are Aretha, Aretta, Arletha, Oretha and Retha. Usage of these relations of Laretha was well-received during the years 1920-1929 (average #1344), but now, the version Retha has become less stylish. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aretha, Aretta, Arletha, Oretha, Retha in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Laretha is alike in pronunciation to Lauretha. Other suggested similar names are Bartha, Caretta, Carletha, Claretha, Eartha, Gretha, Lacresha, Lacretia, Lakesha, Laketia, Lanesha, Lanetta, Larea, Lareina, Larena, Larentia, Laretta, Larisha, Larita, Larretta (see Loretta), Latesha, Lauretta, Laurette, Laurita, Laveta, Lavetta, Leretta (see Loretta), Letha, Loreta, Loretta, Lorette, Lorita, Lorretta, Lowretta (see Loretta), Lurette, Maretta, Martha, Sabetha, Tabetha and Taletha. These names tend to be more commonly used than Laretha.