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Reta

What does Reta mean?

Reta Pronunciation of Reta [re-ta] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Reta is "pearl". Variant of Rita; short form of Margaret.

Associated with: greek.

Variations

Reta has 5 variants: Reda, Reeda, Reeta, Rheta and Rhetta.

17 more related forms via Margaret, Rita: Greta, Gretal, Gretl, Gretta, Meg, Megan, Meta, Mette, Meyta, Peg, Reita, Rheeta, Rida, Riet, Rieta, Rita and Ritta.

Creative forms:
(female) Resa, Reyta, ..

(male) Rege, Reny, ..

Middle name pairings:
Reta Jenesis (R.J.), ..

How popular is Reta?

Reta is a very popular first name for females (#1205 out of 4276, Top 28%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#22910 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Reta reached its apex rank of #509 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Reta ranked in the Top 2000 are Greta (#573 via latest list), Gretta, Margaret (#154), Meg, Megan (#384), Meta, Peg, Reda, Reita, Rheta and Rita (#1282). Other variants, like Gretal, are seldom used. These relations of Reta were popular 125 years ago (median #1225) and are now much less widespread (#1532, 95.2%), with versions such as Rita becoming less stylish. Greta is the most fashionable baby name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reta, Greta, Gretta, Margaret, Meg in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Megan, Meta, Peg, Reda, Reita in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rheta, Rita in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Greta, Margaret, Megan outside U.S.

Similar Names

Reta is alike in pronunciation to Retta and Ruta. Other recommended names are Aleta, Aneta, Beta, Delta, Esta, Geeta, Gerta, Gita, Iveta, Jetta, Lata, Leta, Mata, Nata, Neta, Netta, Nita, Peta, Queta, Raja, Rama, Rana, Rea, Read, Reatha, Reba, Rebba, Reeba, Reed, Reena, Reesa, Rei, Reid, Reida, Remy, Rena, Renae, Renata, Renay, Renita, Renyta, Resi, Retha, Reva, Rey, Reya, Reyna, Reza, Rezka, Rhia, Ria, Rica, Rieka, Rika, Ritsa, Riva, Roba, Roda, Roma, Roza, Rupa, Ruth, Teeta, Tita, Uta, Veeta, Veta, Yetta, Zeeta, Zeta, Zetta, Zita and Zyta. These names tend to be less frequently used than Reta.

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