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Lorretta

What does Lorretta mean?

Lorretta Pronunciation of 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).

Variations

Lorretta has 8 variants: Laretta, Larretta, Lauretta, Laurita, Leretta, Loreta, Lorita and Lowretta.

6 more alternative forms via Laura, Loretta: Lauretha, Laurette, Lorena, Lorenza, Lorette and Lorrette.

Creative forms:
(female)

(male)

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lorretta name in U.S.

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

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).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lorretta, Laura, Lauretta, Laurette, Lorena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lorenza, Loreta, Loretta, Lorette, Lorita in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested 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.

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