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What does Maretta mean?

Maretta /ma-ret-ta/ as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and Maretta means "star of the sea". Maretta is an alternate spelling of Marietta (French, Latin): variant of Mary via Marie.

Associated with: star, sea


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.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Matretta, Miretta, ..

(male) Maretan, Marettai, ..

How popular is Maretta?

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


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Maretta and associated names. Mara (#695 in recent rankings), Maree, Maren (#1153), Maria (#115), Mariana (#331), Mariela (#1358), Mariella (#1442), Marietta, Mariette, Marilla, Mariska, Marita, Maritza (#1203), Marla, Mary (#120) and Maryetta are the popular varying forms of Maretta (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Maretta was more pronounced among parents 134 years ago (usage of 8.32%) and has become much less since (usage 0.46%, 94.5%). Mary is more universally found than the rest, though Maria is currently more regularly used, while versions such as Mariela are now somewhat dated. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mara, Maree, Maren, Maria, Mariana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariela, Mariella, Marietta, Mariette, Marilla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariska, Marita, Maritza, Marla, Mary, Maryetta in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Aretta, Bretta, Caretta, Caritta, Carletta, Claretta, Coretta, Darnetta, Doretta, Earletta, Fayetta, Gretta, Janetta, Karletta, Klaretta, Koretta, Lanetta, Laretha, Laretta, Larretta (see Loretta), Lauretta, Lavetta, Leretta (see Loretta), Loretta, Majesta, Malitta, Marcita, Mareena, Mareesa, Mareina, Mareisa, Marelda, Marena, Maressa, Margette, Margita, Marhta, Marit, Markeeta, Marketa, Marketta, Markita, Marlette, Marnetta, Marnette, Marquetta, Marsita, Mart, Marta, Marte, Marth, Martha, Marthe, Marthy, Marti, Martia, Martie, Martita, Martta, Marty, Meerta, Minetta, Mirta, Mirtha, Musetta, Myrta, Myrtia, Oretta, Saletta, Sarette, Sarotta, Valetta, Vanetta, Wanetta and Zanetta. These names tend to be more commonly used than Maretta.