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What does Cleta mean?

Cleta Pronunciation of Cleta as a girls' name is pronounced KLEE-tah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Cleta is "glory". Feminine of Cletus, the name of a first-century saint. Also form of Cleopatra.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, glory, saint


(female) Cleda, ..

(male) Clede, ..

Cleta Kianna (C.K.), ..

How popular is Cleta?

Cleta is a very prominent first name for women (#1788 out of 4276, Top 42%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Cleta reached its peak rank of #692 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not ranked currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Cleopatra is the only other prominent varying form of Cleta listed in the Top 2000. These relations of Cleta reached the top of their popularity in the 1930s (USAGE OF 0.01%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cleta, Cleopatra in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Cleta is alike in pronunciation to Clytie. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Alesta, Aleta, Aletta, Alita, Allta, Almeta, Alta, Aneta, Areta, Arleta, Beta, Caela, Caera, Calesta, Carleta, Cela, Celena, Celesta, Cera, Cetta, Chela, Chita, Ciera, Claea, Clara, Clareta, Clea, Clelia, Clem, Cleo, Cleona, Cleva, Clora, Clova, Coetta, Colena, Coleta (see Colette), Coletta, Colleta, Elata, Eletta, Elita, Geeta, Greta, Iveta, Joleta, Leeta, Leta, Loleta, Meta, Neta, Oleta, Oletta, Oreta, Peta, Queta, Reeta, Reta, Rheta, Rieta, Teeta, Theta, Valeta, Veeta, Veta, Zeeta, Zeta and Zlata. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cleta.

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