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What does Retha mean?

Retha Pronunciation of Retha as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the name Retha means "excellence; righteous". Retha is an alternate form of Aretha (Greek): singer Aretha Franklin.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, righteous



OTHER FORMS VIA ARETHA Areta, Aretta, Arletha, Laretha, Oreta, Oretha, Oretta

(female) Ritha, ..

(male) Regh, ..

Retha Meghan (R.M.), ..

How popular is Retha?

Retha is a very popular first name for women (#1077 out of 4276, Top 25%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Retha reached its peak rank of #479 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not listed currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Aretha, Aretta, Arletha, Oretha and Reatha are the prominent variation forms of Retha ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Oretta, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Retha was at its apex a century ago (USAGE OF 0.03%), but now, versions like Aretha have fallen out of fashion.

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

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

Similar Names

Retha is alike in pronunciation to Ruthi and Ruthie. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aesha, Agetha, Aletha, Altha, Artha, Atha, Bertha, Betha, Catha, Eltha, Ertha, Etha, Githa, Gretha, Gytha, Hertha, Iesha, Katha, Keitha, Kesha, Leitha, Lesha, Letha, Matha, Nesha, Oletha, Radha, Rea, Reba, Rebba, Rebeha, Reda, Reeba, Reeda, Reena, Reesa, Reeta, Reeva, Reghan, Reida, Reina, Reita, Rella, Rena, Reta, Retta, Reva, Reya, Reyba, Reyna, Reza, Rezka, Rheta, Rhetta, Rieta, Rita, Ritsa, Ritta, Ruta, Ruth, Ruthe, Ruzha and Techa. These names tend to be less frequently used than Retha.

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