Loretta

Loretta - A very unique female name



  Oct 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Loretta, meaning bay laurel, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #125. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Loretta and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Loretta? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Loretta. The baby girl name Loretta was given to 76 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1671 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 18,595 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Loretta peaked in popularity 81 years ago in 1938 on position 62.



Famous with this name

Loretta Young
Loretta Stern
Loretta Basey


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Rating: 5/5 (5 people)


Loretta is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Loretta is currently topping the baby name charts in Wisconsin at position #454 - and is the least popular in California at position #3,341.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Loretta is where you live.


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Loretta origin and meaning

Loretta is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means bay laurel. To see famous people named Loretta, pop culture references for the name Loretta and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Loretta

We've found the following names that sound similar to Loretta, sorted by popularity.

Lauretta / Laurette / Lorretta / Loretha / Lorita / Loreta / Lorette / Larita / Loretto / Luretha /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121671
20111879
20102087
20092639
20082071
20072105
20061960
20052026
20042365
20032755
20022118
20012074
20001903
19991789
19981548
19971464
19961269
19951448
19941333
19931234
19921300
19911097
1990948
1989977
1988769
1987736
1986638
1985661
1984571
1983528
1982492
1981434
1980493
1979428
1978416
1977378
1976333
1975301
1974269
1973259
1972257
1971230
1970231
1969204
1968195
1967179
1966175
1965186
1964175
1963161
1962160
1961148
1960138
1959136
1958133
1957131
1956126
1955123
1954126
1953137
1952136
1951135
1950120
1949117
1948115
1947113
1946111
1945106
194499
194389
194279
194181
194069
193964
193862
193763
193670
193569
193482
193387
193289
193196
1930105
1929127
1928123
1927128
1926125
1925121
1924124
1923124
1922123
1921123
1920120
1919118
1918116
1917114
1916113
1915115
1914122
1913121
1912118
1911119
1910125

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Wisconsin454
Missouri781
Indiana967
Michigan1143
Pennsylvania1320
Ohio1331
Texas1441
Illinois1553
New York2122
California3341

Even more about Loretta


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Loretta a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Loretta?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1938
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Loretta
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 18,595
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +76

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