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What does Oreta mean?

Oreta \o-re-ta\ as a name for girls. Oreta's root is Greek, and Oreta means "excellence; righteous". Oreta is a derivative of Aretha (Greek): singer Aretha Franklin.


Oreta has 3 variants: Areta, Aretta and Oretta.

Oreta has 10 more alternative forms via Aretha: Arete, Arethusa, Aretina, Arette, Arletha, Laretha, Oretha, Orette, Reatha and Retha.


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

Prominent related forms of Oreta (#unlisted) are Retha and Aretha. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.2685%) and is now much lower, with the versions Aretha and Retha becoming less trendy. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Oreta and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aretha, 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 Irita. Other suggested similar baby names are Greta, Oleta, Oratia, Orela and Orit. These names tend to be more commonly used than Oreta.