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What does Retha mean?

Retha /re-tha/ 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.


Retha has 1 variant: Reatha.

Retha has 7 more different relations via Aretha: Areta, Aretta, Arletha, Laretha, Oreta, Oretha and Oretta.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Ritha, Rutha, ..

(male) Rethano, Rethase, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name statistics of Retha for girls. Retha reached its peak rank of #479 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 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. Reatha, Oretha, Arletha, Aretta and Aretha are the prominent variation forms of Retha ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Oretta, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Retha was at its apex 9 decades ago (usage of 0.03%), but now, the version Retha has fallen out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Retha, Aretha, Aretta, Arletha, Oretha, Reatha 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 and Ruthie. Other recommended names are Aesha, Agetha, Aletha, Altha, Artha, Atha, Bertha, Betha, Catha, Eltha, Ertha, Etha, Githa, Gretha, Gytha, Hertha, Iesha, Katha, Keitha, Kesha, Leitha, Lesha, Letha, Matha, Nesha, Oletha, Radha, Rea, Reba, Rebba, Rebeha, Reda, Reeba, Reeda, Reena, Reesa, Reeta, Reeva, Reghan, Reida, Reina, Reita, Rella, Rena, Reta, Retta, Reva, Reya, Reyba, Reyna, Reza, Rezka, Rheta, Rhetta, Rieta, Rita, Ritsa, Ritta, Ruta, Ruth, Ruthe, Ruzha and Techa. These names tend to be less frequently used than Retha.