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Loretta 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 also pronounced similarly to Lorita. Other suggested similar baby names are Coretta, Doretta, Koretta, Laretha, Loletta, Lorrette and Lurette.

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Popularity of Loretta

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).

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