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What does Coretta mean?

Coretta Pronunciation of Coretta as a girls' name is pronounced ka-RET-a. Elaborated form of Cora, using the -etta ending (originally an Italian diminutive form). Name of the wife of American civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King. Also form of Kora.


ASSOCIATED WITH king (queen)


VARIANT Corretta

OTHER FORMS VIA CORA Coralia, Coree, Corella, Corena, Corene, Corey, Corilla, Corinna, Corisa, Corissa, Corita, Corrella, Correna, Correnda, Corrina, Corynna, Coryssa, Koretta



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How popular is Coretta?

Coretta is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2322 out of 4276, Top 54%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Coretta entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #1396 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Coretta are Cora (#73 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Kora (#522), Corena, Corene, Corey, Corinna, Corissa and Corrina. Other forms, like Corilla, are uncommon. These forms of Coretta were popular as birth names 138 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.91%) and are now significantly less conventional (ADOPTION 0.25%, 72.9%). Cora has historically been a favorite of parents, though Kora has gained in usage, while versions like Corrina are no longer trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Coretta, Cora, Corena, Corene, Corey in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Corinna, Corissa, Corrina, Kora in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Coretta is alike in pronunciation to Caretta, Carita, Caritta, Corita and Koretta. Other recommended sound-alike names are Amoretta, Aretta, Bretta, Carletta, Cerrita, Cetta, Cinetta, Claretta, Coetta, Coleta (see Colette), Coletta, Colette, Concetta, Conetta, Cordia, Coreana (see Corinna), Corella, Corena, Coronetta, Corvetta, Cosetta, Cosette, Cozette, Donetta, Doretta, Dorette, Floretta, Gretta, Joetta, Joletta, Jonetta, Jorjetta, Josetta, Korette, Laretta, Leretta (see Loretta), Loletta, Loreta, Loretta, Lorette, Lorretta, Lowretta (see Loretta), Maretta, Oretta, Robetta (see Roberta) and Rosetta. These names tend to be less commonly used than Coretta.