What does Loretta mean?
Loretta /lo-ret-ta/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced lor-RET-ah. It is of Italian and Latin origin, and the meaning of Loretta is "laurel".
Loretta▼ has 34 more alternative forms via Laura, Lora: Laranca, Larea, Laurella, Laurena, Laurentia, Lauretha, Laurita, Lora▼, Lorah, Loranna, Loreanna, Loree, Loreen, Loren▼, Lorena▼, Lorene▼, Lorenna, Lorenza, Lorey, Lori▼, Lorie▼, Lorinda, Lorine▼, Lorita, Lorna▼, Lorra, Lorrae, Lorree, Lorrette, Lorri▼, Lorrie▼, Lorry, Lory and Lowra.Kreatif forms: Liretta, Luretta, Lyretta. [more]
How popular is Loretta?
Loretta is a very popular first name for females (#189 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#63450 out of 150436, Top 42%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Loretta for girls. Loretta reached its peak rank of #88 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent varying forms of Loretta listed in the Top 1000 are Laura (#318 in 2014), Lauretta, Laurette, Lora, Loren, Lorena, Lorene, Lorenza, Lori, Lorie, Lorine, Lorna, Lorri and Lorrie. Variants like Lorinda are seldom used. Usage of these girl names reached its most widespread during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.4575%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.0455%, ▼90.1%), with forms such as Laura, Lorena, Lorine, Lorna and Lorrie falling out of style. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Loretta and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)