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What does Leta mean?

Leta Pronunciation of Leta [le-ta] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Leta is "gladly". Classical name from laete.

Associated with: classical (medieval).


Leta has 2 variants: Leeta and Lita.

Affiliated girl names: Leda and Letitia.

Creative forms:
(female) Loita, Lota, ..

(male) Leli, Letali, ..

Middle name pairings:
Leta Fatima (L.F.), ..

How popular is Leta?

Leta is a very prominent first name for women (#991 out of 4276, Top 23%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#73659 out of 150436, Top 49%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Leta for girls. Leta reached its peak position of #347 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leta name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Leta outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Below is a charted analysis of the ranking of Leta and corresponding names. Lita and Leeta are the popular variation forms of Leta rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Leta was widespread during 1900-1909 (median #1406), but now, the form Leta has fallen out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leta, Leeta, Lita in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Leta is alike in pronunciation to Lata, Latia, Latoia, Latoya, Leota, Letoya, Letta, Lettee, Lettie, Letty, Lotie, Lotta, Lotti and Lotty. Other suggested similar names are Beta, Lada, Lea, Leda, Ledah, Leia, Leida, Leith, Leitha, Lela, Lena, Leoda, Letha, Lethe, Lethia, Lexa, Leya, Leyda, Lida, Lyda, Meta, Neta, Peta, Reta, Veta and Zeta. These names tend to be less frequently used than Leta.

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