What does Lorretta mean?
Lorretta [lor-ret-ta] as a girls' name is of Latin derivation, and the name Lorretta means "the bay, or laurel plant". Lorretta is a variant form of Laura (Latin). Lorretta is also a derivative of Loretta (Italian, Latin).
Associated with: bay (tree).
(female) Leoretta, Lorda, ..
(male) Lorreton, Lorretton, .. Middle name pairings:
Lorretta Malani (L.M.), ..
How popular is Lorretta?
Lorretta is a very popular first name for women (#1857 out of 4276, Top 43%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Lorretta entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its top position of #1142 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Laura (#322 via latest list), Lauretta, Laurette, Lorena (#1265), Lorenza, Loreta, Loretta (#1160), Lorette and Lorita are the popular varying forms of Lorretta. These relations of Lorretta reached the peak of their popularity 55 years ago (median #1335) and have become much less conventional since (#1674, 95% less usage).
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Amoretta, Arletta, Arnetta, Bernetta, Birgetta (see Birgit), Bretta, Brietta, Carletta, Claretta, Coetta, Concetta▼, Conetta, Coronetta, Correena, Corrella, Corretta, Corvetta, Cosetta, Darnetta, Donetta, Doretta, Dorette, Earletta, Erletta, Floretta, Georgetta, Joetta, Johnetta, Joletta, Jolietta, Jonetta, Jorjetta, Jorjette, Karletta, Koretta, Korette, Lacretia, Lanetta, Laretha, Larita, Larreina, Lavetta, Lecretia, Linetta, Lisbetta, Loleta, Loletta, Lonette, Lorenia, Lorra, Lorraina, Lorree, Lorrella, Lorren, Lorrna, Loucette, Loucretia, Louisetta, Lourdetta, Lourdette, Lourenca (see Lauren), Lucretia▼, Lunetta, Lurette, Lynetta, Maretta, Marietta▼, Marketta, Maryetta, Norbeta, Oretta, Ornetta (see Arnette), Robetta (see Roberta), Rosetta▼ and Rozletta (see Roza). These names tend to be less frequently used than Lorretta.See names in meaning and etymology.