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What does Arethusa mean?

Arethusa Pronunciation of Arethusa as a girls' name is of Greek origin. Greek mythology: Arethusa was a nymph pursued by a river god, who was changed by Artemis into a stream to avoid a fate worse than death. Also form of Aretha.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, mythology, nymph (goddess), fate (life)




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How popular is Arethusa?

Arethusa is an unusual given name for women and an uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

The only popular varying form of Arethusa (NOT RANKED) appearing in the Top 2000 is Aretha. This relation of Arethusa reached the peak of its popularity in the 1960s (#725), but now, Aretha has become less fashionable. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aretha in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Aeesha, Aesha, Agatha, Agetha, Ahuda, Ahuva, Aiesha, Aithnea, Alathea, Alathia, Aleesa, Aleethia, Alesha, Aleshia, Alessa, Aleta, Aletea, Aletha, Alethea, Alethia, Aletta, Alexius, Alithea, Alitheea (see Alice), Alithia, Altha, Althaea, Althaia, Althea, Altheda, Amathyst, Amethist (see Amethyst), Amethiste (see Amethyst), Amethyst, Anechka, Aneta, Anetta, Annthea (see Anthea), Anthea, Anthia, Archna, Arela, Arella, Areta, Arete, Aretha, Aretina, Aretta, Arleth, Arletha, Arletta, Arlissa, Arnetta, Artha, Artheia, Arthurina, Artina, Artis, Aruna, Athena, Athina, Ayeesa, Ayeisa (see Aisha), Ayesha, Azusa, Bethuna, Cressa, Gretha, Jesusa, Oretha, Ortensa, Treasa, Treesa, Tresa and Tressa. These names tend to be more commonly used than Arethusa.