What does Retha mean?
Retha /re-tha/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the name Retha means "excellence; righteous". Retha is an alternate form of Aretha (Greek): singer Aretha Franklin. Reth is a familiar last name.
Retha▼ has 1 variant: Reatha.more]
How popular is Retha?
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)
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. Forms like Aretina are uncommon. 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)
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.