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What does Lauretha mean?

Lauretha Pronunciation of Lauretha [lau-retha] as a name for girls is of Latin derivation, and the meaning of Lauretha is "the bay, or laurel plant". Lauretha is an alternate form of Laura (Latin).

Associated with: bay (tree).


20 alternative forms via Laura: Larea, Laurana, Laure, Laureen, Laurel, Laurella, Lauren, Laurena, Laurence, Laurene, Laurentia, Lauretta, Laurette, Lauricia, Laurina, Laurinda, Laurita, Laurnea, Loretta and Lorretta.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Lauretha Miya (L.M.), ..

How popular is Lauretha?

Lauretha is an unusual first name for women. Lauretha is also an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Lauretha (outside Top 2000) are Laura (#322 a year ago), Laure, Laureen, Laurel (#772), Lauren (#119), Laurena, Laurence, Laurene, Lauretta, Laurette, Laurinda, Loretta (#1160) and Lorretta. Adoption of these relations of Lauretha was well-received 25 years ago (average #1499) and is now much diminished (#1567, 88.8%), with versions like Loretta becoming less trendy. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laura, Laure, Laureen, Laurel, Lauren in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laurena, Laurence, Laurene, Lauretta, Laurette in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laurinda, Loretta, Lorretta in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Laura, Lauren outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lauretha is pronounced similarly to Laretha. Other suggested similar names are Aretha, Bartha, Caretta, Carletha, Claretha, Eartha, Gretha, Labrenda, Lacrecia, Lacresha, Lacreshia, Lacretia, Lacrisha, Lakeesha, Lakesha, Laketia, Lakiesha, Lakreesha, Lakrisha, Lanesha, Lanetta, Laquesha, Lareina, Larena, Larentia, Laretta, Larisha, Larita, Larreina, Larretta (see Loretta), Latesha, Latrecia, Latreshia, Latrisha, Laufeia, Laurelei, Laurelie, Laurell, Laurelle, Laurenca, Laurenne, Laurentina, Laurentyna, Laurenza, Laveta, Lavetta, Lecretia, Leretta (see Loretta), Letha, Loreta, Lorette, Lorita, Lorrette, Loucetta (see Lucetta), Loucresha (see Lucretia), Loucretia, Lourdetta, Lourenca (see Lauren), Lowretta (see Loretta), Lucetta, Lucresha, Luneth, Lunetta, Lurette, Maretta, Martha, Matresha, Mauresa (see Maureen), Maurita, Oretha, Pauletta, Sabetha, Tabetha and Taleetha. These names tend to be more commonly used than Lauretha.

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