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175k
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since 1880

Loretta

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Italian
  • Meaning: Laurel
  • #402 All Time
Girls
Boys
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3k Lorretta (English)

How popular is the name "Loretta" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
188041410
188158580
188272720
188376760
188494940
188591910
18861411410
18871341340
18881571570
18891721720
18902282280
18912122120
18922632630
18933233230
18943303300
18953653650
18963913910
18974064060
18984544540
18994104100
19005355350
19014384380
19024614610
19035055050
19045065060
19055275270
19065205200
19075205200
19085665660
19095735730
19106556550
19117467397
19129849786
19131,0741,0740
19141,3291,3236
19151,8151,8105
19161,9101,9037
19171,9701,9700
19182,0512,0510
19192,0732,0676
19202,1222,1220
19212,1392,1345
19222,1012,0956
19232,1422,1420
19242,2692,2618
19252,2652,2569
19262,1142,1086
19272,0242,0195
19282,0061,99610
19291,9501,93713
19302,4962,48313
19312,5852,5769#96 girl name
19322,7592,74910#89 girl name
19332,7252,70421#87 girl name
19342,9902,97614#83 girl name
19353,3833,36914#69 girl name
19363,3393,32217#70 girl name
19373,6833,67013#63 girl name
19383,9283,91018#62 girl name
19393,7863,77016#65 girl name
19403,5123,50111#69 girl name
19413,1153,10015#81 girl name
19423,4173,40611#79 girl name
19433,1763,1715#89 girl name
19442,7552,7469#98 girl name
19452,6662,6588
19462,9032,89310
19473,0072,9998
19482,8742,8686
19492,7782,7780
19502,7302,7237
19512,4932,4858
19522,6242,6186
19532,6622,6620
19543,2503,2437
19553,4413,43011
19563,4163,4079
19573,3523,3448
19583,3183,3117
19593,1713,15615
19603,2003,18713
19612,9342,9277
19622,5232,51211
19632,5102,5055
19642,2352,2278
19651,8441,8395
19661,9091,89811
19671,8081,8035
19681,6341,6268
19691,5491,5427
19701,3721,3675
19711,3061,3015
19721,0491,0490
19739739730
19749569560
19757777770
19766716710
19775705700
19784824820
19794974970
19804184180
19814944895
19824134130
19833463460
19843083080
19852872870
19862972970
19872692690
19882512510
19892012010
19902072070
19911841840
19921411410
19931381380
19941351350
19951231230
19961381380
19971081080
19981021020
19991021020
200091910
200175750
200274740
200380800
200488880
20051021020
20061121120
20071041040
20081081080
200984840
201096960
20111081080
20121221220
20131191190
20141771770

Want to know about the populiarty of Loretta? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 174,643 babies born with the name Loretta in the United States. That's more than enough Lorettas to occupy the country of Sao Tome and Principe with an estimated population of 172,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 41 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Loretta" was in 1938 with a total of 3,910 babies. (That's a lot of baby Lorettas)

According to the 1942 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Loretta" ranks #86 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Montana. Imagine that, 13 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 1942. Across the entire United States a total of 3,417 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Loretta" mean? The list below shows the origins of Loretta as well as things modernly associated with the name Loretta such as celebrities named Loretta.

Italian

Origin and Meaning of Loretta

The name "Loretta" is of Italian origin, and it means "Laurel". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn is a singer-songwriter and author specializing in country, honky-tonk, and gospel music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1960 to present. Loretta was born in 1935 as Loretta Webb in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, United States.

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Loretta Swit

Loretta Swit is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1967 to present. Loretta was born in 1937 as Loretta Jane Swit in Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.

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Loretta Devine

Loretta Devine is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1977 to present. Loretta was born in 1949 in Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Lorrie Morgan

Lorrie Morgan is a singer specializing in country music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1972 to present. Lorrie was born in 1959 as Loretta Lynn Morgan.

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Loretta Young

Loretta Young is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1917 to 2000. Loretta was born in 1913 as Gretchen Young in Salt Lake City, Utah, US.

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Loretta Schrijver

Loretta was born in 1956 in New York City, USA.

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Alternative Meanings

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

T is for time, you give to friends.

T is for talent, hidden or not.

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

Your name in reverse order is "Atterol". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Trtoael". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Loretta born Apr 2, 2003

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Romania approximately on 850. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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