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What does Maretta mean?

Maretta \m(a)-retta, mar(et)-ta\ as a girls' name is of French and Latin origin, and Maretta means "star of the sea". Maretta is a variation of Marietta (French, Latin): diminutive of Mary via Marie.


Maretta has 3 variants: Marita, Maryetta and Maurita.

Maretta has 24 more related forms via Marietta, Mary: Manette, Mara, Mare, Maree, Marella, Marelle, Maren, Marette, Maria, Mariana, Mariela, Mariella, Mariet, Mariette, Marilla, Mariska, Maritsa, Maritza, Marja, Marla, Marya, Marysa, Marysia and Minette.


Maretta is an unusual first name for women. Maretta is an unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Maretta and associated names. Mara (#695 in 2014), Maren, Maria (#115), Mariana (#331), Mariela, Marietta, Marita, Maritza, Marla and Mary (#120) are the popular varying forms of Maretta (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names was at its peak in the year 2004 (usage of 0.4142%) and has become much less since (usage 0.2739%, down 33.9%), with the versions Mariela, Marietta, Maritza and Marla becoming less trendy. Mara (#695) and Mariana (#331) are two of the more fashionable girl names in this compilation, and there is a revival in baby name popularity for Mariana. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mara, Maren, Maria, Mariana, Mariela, Marietta, Marita, Maritza, Marla, Mary in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maria, Mary outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Caretta, Laretta, Marhta, Marketta, Marnetta, Marta, Martha, Martia and Martta. These names tend to be more commonly used than Maretta.