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What does Laretha mean?

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


Laretha has 13 related forms via Aretha: Areta, Arete, Arethusa, Aretina, Aretta, Arette, Arletha, Oreta, Oretha, Oretta, Orette, Reatha and Retha.


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

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Laretha and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Laretha (#unlisted) are Aretha and Retha. Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.2685%) and has become much less since, with the versions Aretha and Retha becoming less stylish. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aretha, 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 baby names are Laretta, Larita, Larretta, Lauretta, Leretta, Loreta and Loretta. These names tend to be more commonly used than Laretha.