Meaning and name origin
Loretto \l(o)-retto, lor(et)-to\ as a girl's name. Usage of the name is American, and the name used to be popular as a transferred use of the surname. Loretto has however become somewhat old-fashioned and is no longer that commonly used nowadays as a given name for newborn baby girls in the U.S.
Loretto is not a popular first name for females but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#37495 out of 88799, Top 42%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Loretto for girls. Loretto reached its highest rank of #756 in the U.S. in 1890-1899. (2014 statistics).
Loretto▼ is also pronounced similarly to Laretta, Leretta, Loreta, Loretta▼, Lorretta and Lowretta. Other suggested similar baby names are Lorette, Lorrette and Lurette. These names tend to be more commonly used than Loretto.