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What does Loretta mean?

Loretta \l(o)-retta, lor(et)-ta\ as a girls' 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.


Variations

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

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.


Popularity

Loretta is a very popular first name for females (#189 out of 4276, Top 4%) but a rare surname for all people. (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. during the years 1930-1939, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

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. Usage of these girl names reached its most widespread during the years 1960-1969 and is now significantly less, 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Laura, Lauretta, Laurette, Lora, Loren, Lorena, Lorene, Lorenza, Loretta, Lori in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lorie, Lorine, Lorna, Lorri, Lorrie in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Coretta, Doretta, Koretta, Laretha, Loletta and Lurette. These names tend to be less frequently used than Loretta.

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