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What does Lotta mean?

Lotta Pronunciation of Lotta as a name for girls is of Old German and French derivation, and the name Lotta means "free man; little and womanly". Lotta is a variant form of Carol (Old German): originally a male name. Lotta is also a variant of Charlotte (Old German). Lotta is also used as a form of Karlotta (French, Old German), and a variant of Lottie (French).


ASSOCIATED WITH little, womanly (gentle)


VARIANTS Lotty, Lotti, Lottey, Lottee, Lotie

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA CAROL, CHARLOTTE, KARLOTTA, LOTTIE Lola, Loleta, Loletta, Lolita, Lolotte, Lotte, Tottie

(female) Laita, ..

(male) Lotle, ..

Lotta Nariah (L.N.), ..

How popular is Lotta?

Lotta is an uncommon first name for females but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#85996 out of 150436, Top 57%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Lotta reached its top rank of #503 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Carol (#1788 FROM RECENT DATA), Charlotte (#6), Lola (#239), Loleta, Lolita and Lottie (#1850) are the prominent alternative forms of Lotta ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Lotte, are uncommon. These relations of Lotta were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (ADOPTION OF 2.44%) and are now significantly less common (ADOPTION 0.86%, 64.7%), with versions such as Lotta becoming less trendy. Charlotte is the most fashionable birth name among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lotta, Carol, Charlotte, Lola, Loleta in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lolita, Lottie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Charlotte, Lola, Lottie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lotta is alike in pronunciation to Lata, Latia, Latoia, Latoya, Leeta, Leota, Leta, Letoya, Letta, Lettee, Lettie, Letty and Lita. Other recommended sound-alike names are Betta, Bitta, Cetta, Coetta, Detta, Etta, Gitta, Hetta, Isotta, Jetta, Joetta, Jutta, Kosta, Letha, Loela, Loida, Lolla, Lona, Lonna, Lora, Loreta, Loretta, Loria, Lorita, Lorna, Lorra, Lotus, Lowra, Loyda, Netta, Retta, Ritta, Yetta, Ysotta and Zetta. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lotta.

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