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What does Laretta mean?

Laretta Pronunciation of Laretta [laret-ta] as a name for girls means "laurel". Laretta is a version of Loretta (Italian, Latin): version of Laura.

Associated with: laurel (tree).


Laretta has 6 variants: Larretta, Lauretta, Leretta, Loreta, Lorretta and Lowretta.

2 more alternative forms via Loretta: Laurette and Lorette.

Creative forms:
(female) Laretna, Luretta, ..

(male) Lareton, ..

Middle name pairings:
Laretta Bryleigh (L.B.), ..

How popular is Laretta?

Laretta is an uncommonly occurring given name for females. Laretta is an equally unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular related forms of Laretta (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Lauretta, Laurette, Loreta, Loretta (#1160 in 2015), Lorette and Lorretta. These forms of Laretta reached the top of their popularity 9 decades ago (average #1095) and are now much less popular (#1860, 97%), with versions like Lauretta becoming less trendy. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lauretta, Laurette, Loreta, Loretta, Lorette, Lorretta in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Laretta is pronounced similarly to Larita, Laurita and Lorita. Other suggested similar names are Aretta, Bretta, Caretta, Caritta, Carletta, Claretta, Coretta, Darnetta, Doretta, Earletta, Fayetta, Gretta, Janetta, Karletta, Klaretta, Koretta, Laberta, Lacretia, Laketia, Lanetta, Lanette, Larea, Lareina, Larena, Larentia, Laretha, Lauretha, Laveta, Lavetta, Lavette, Letta, Linetta, Loletta, Lorrette, Lucetta, Lunetta, Lurette, Lynetta, Maretta, Marette, Marietta, Marketta, Marnetta, Martta, Maryetta, Oretta, Saletta, Sarette, Sarotta, Valetta, Vanetta, Wanetta and Zanetta. These names tend to be more frequently used than Laretta.

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