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What does Oreta mean?

Oreta Pronunciation of Oreta [ore-ta] as a name for girls has its root in Greek, and Oreta means "excellence; righteous". Oreta is a version of Aretha (Greek): singer Aretha Franklin.

Associated with: greek, righteous.


Oreta has 3 variants: Areta, Aretta and Oretta.

8 more alternative forms via Aretha: Arete, Aretina, Arette, Arletha, Laretha, Oretha, Orette and Retha.

Creative forms:
(female) Oreodi, Orita, ..

(male) Oretah, Oreto, ..

Middle name pairings:
Oreta Maelyn (O.M.), ..

How popular is Oreta?

Oreta is a rare first name for women. Oreta is a unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Oreta (not ranked) are Retha, Oretha, Arletha, Aretta and Aretha. Usage of these relations of Oreta was widespread 95 years ago (average #1344), but now, the version Retha has become somewhat dated. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aretha, Aretta, Arletha, Oretha, Retha in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Oreta and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Oreta is pronounced similarly to Aurita and Irita. Other suggested similar names are Aleta, Aneta, Arleta, Beta, Bretta, Brieta, Brita, Cleta, Geeta, Grata, Greeta, Greta, Gretta, Gryta (see Greta), Iveta, Leeta, Leta, Loreta, Meta, Neta, Odela, Odetta, Oleda, Olena, Oleta, Oletha, Oletta, Olexa, Omega, Onita, Ora, Oratia, Oreana, Orel, Orela, Orelda, Orelia, Orella, Orfea, Orfeya (see Orfea), Orfia, Oria, Orina, Orit, Orla, Orlena, Orna, Ornett (see Arnette), Ornetta (see Arnette), Orpa, Orra, Orrla (see Orla), Orsa, Orssa, Orya, Oryna, Peta, Queta, Reeta, Reta, Rheta, Rieta, Teeta, Theta, Veeta, Veta, Zeeta and Zeta. These names tend to be more commonly used than Oreta.

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