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What does Retha mean?

Retha Pronunciation of Retha [retha] 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.

Associated with: greek, righteous.


Retha has 1 variant: Reatha.

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

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

(male) Reche, Regh, ..

Middle name pairings:
Retha Amiya (R.A.), ..

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)

Retha reached its peak rank of #479 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl 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 a century 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.

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