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What does Retha mean?

Retha \r(e)-tha\ as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the name Retha means "excellence; righteous". Retha is a form of Aretha (Greek): singer Aretha Franklin.


Retha has 1 variant: Reatha.

Retha has 12 more different forms via Aretha: Areta, Arete, Arethusa, Aretina, Aretta, Arette, Arletha, Laretha, Oreta, Oretha, Oretta and Orette.


Retha is a very popular first name for women (#1077 out of 4276, Top 25%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Retha for girls. Retha entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its peak rank of #463 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Retha name in U.S.

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

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Retha and corresponding names. Aretha is the only other prominent variation form of Retha ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.2685%) and has become significantly lower since, with the versions Aretha and Retha becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aretha, Retha in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Retha is alike in pronunciation to Ruthi. Other recommended similar baby names are Betha, Letha, Radha, Reda, Reeda, Reeta, Reida, Reita, Reta, Retta, Rheta, Rhetta, Rieta, Rita, Ritta, Ruta, Ruth and Ruthe. These names tend to be less frequently used than Retha.