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Meaning and name origin

Loretta \l(o)-retta, lor(et)-ta\ as a girl's name is pronounced lor-RET-ah. It is of Italian origin. Diminutive of Laura (Latin) "laurel" or Lora. This elaborated form of the name was created in the 19th century. Loreta is a saint's name. Actresses Loretta Young, Loretta Swit; country singer Loretta Lynn.

Loretta has 9 variant forms: Laretta, Larretta, Lauretta, Laurette, Leretta, Loreta, Lorette, Lorretta and Lowretta.


Loretta is a very popular first name for females (#189 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Loretta for girls (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Loretta name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Loretta and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Laura, Lauretta, Laurette, Lora and Loretta. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Laura, Lauretta, Laurette, Lora, Loretta in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Loretta is also pronounced similarly to Lorita. Other suggested similar baby names are Coretta, Doretta, Koretta, Laretha, Loletta, Lorrette and Lurette. These names tend to be less commonly used than Loretta.


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