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What does Oretha mean?

Oretha Pronunciation of Oretha as a girls' name is a Greek name, and Oretha means "excellence; righteous". Oretha is a variant form of Aretha (Greek): singer Aretha Franklin.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, righteous


RELATIONS VIA ARETHA Areta, Arete, Arethusa, Aretina, Aretta, Arette, Arletha, Laretha, Oreta, Oretta, Orette, Reatha, Retha



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How popular is Oretha?

Oretha is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3780 out of 4276, Top 88%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Oretha was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its highest rank of #1565 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not in the list currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Oretha are Aretha, Aretta, Arletha, Reatha and Retha. Usage of these relations of Oretha was well-received among parents during 1920-1929, but now, forms such as Retha have become less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Oretha, Aretha, Aretta, Arletha, Reatha, Retha in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Agetha, Aletha, Artha, Betha, Bretta, Ertha, Greta, Gretha, Grethe, Gretna, Gretta, Letha, Odetta, Oleta, Oletha, Olethea, Oletta, Oratia, Oreana, Orela, Orelda, Orelia, Orella, Orenthia, Orit, Ornetta (see Arnette) and Orthia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Oretha.

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