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What does Oretta mean?

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


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, righteous


VARIANTS Oreta, Aretta, Areta

RELATIONS VIA ARETHA Arete, Aretina, Arette, Arletha, Laretha, Oretha, Orette, Retha



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How popular is Oretta?

Oretta is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Oretta is an equivalently uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Oretta (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Aretha, Aretta, Arletha, Oretha and Retha. Usage of these relations of Oretta was common among parents during 1920-1929 (AVERAGE #1344), but now, versions such as Retha have become somewhat outmoded. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Similar Names

Oretta is alike in pronunciation to Irita. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aletta, Anetta, Arletta, Arnetta, Betta, Brett, Bretta, Brette, Brietta, Britta, Caretta, Cetta, Coetta, Coretta, Detta, Doretta, Eletta, Erletta, Evetta, Greeta, Greta, Gretha, Gretna, Gretta, Grette, Hetta, Huetta, Inetta, Ivetta, Jetta, Joetta, Koretta, Laretta, Leretta (see Loretta), Letta, Loretta, Maretta, Netta, Odetta, Odette, Oleta, Oletha, Oletta, Olette, Oratia, Oreana, Orela, Orelda, Orelia, Orella, Orit, Ornett (see Arnette), Ornetta (see Arnette), Ornette, Orthia, Retta, Rhetta, Ugetta, Wyetta, Yetta, Yvetta and Zetta. These names tend to be more commonly used than Oretta.

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