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Meaning and name origin

Laretha \l(a)-re-tha\ as a girl's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Laretha is "excellence; righteous". Laretha is a variant of Aretha (Greek): singer Aretha Franklin, the "goddess of soul".


Laretha is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Laretha and its source form. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Aretha. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aretha in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Laretha is also pronounced similarly 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.