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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.
Baby names that sound like Loretta are Laretha, Lorrette, Lorita and Lurette.
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Popularity of Loretta
Loretta is a very popular first name for women (#189 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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