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Loretta

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

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 41 41 0
1881 58 58 0
1882 72 72 0
1883 76 76 0
1884 94 94 0
1885 91 91 0
1886 141 141 0
1887 134 134 0
1888 157 157 0
1889 172 172 0
1890 228 228 0
1891 212 212 0
1892 263 263 0
1893 323 323 0
1894 330 330 0
1895 365 365 0
1896 391 391 0
1897 406 406 0
1898 454 454 0
1899 410 410 0
1900 535 535 0
1901 438 438 0
1902 461 461 0
1903 505 505 0
1904 506 506 0
1905 527 527 0
1906 520 520 0
1907 520 520 0
1908 566 566 0
1909 573 573 0
1910 655 655 0
1911 746 739 7
1912 984 978 6
1913 1,074 1,074 0
1914 1,329 1,323 6
1915 1,815 1,810 5
1916 1,910 1,903 7
1917 1,970 1,970 0
1918 2,051 2,051 0
1919 2,073 2,067 6
1920 2,122 2,122 0
1921 2,139 2,134 5
1922 2,101 2,095 6
1923 2,142 2,142 0
1924 2,269 2,261 8
1925 2,265 2,256 9
1926 2,114 2,108 6
1927 2,024 2,019 5
1928 2,006 1,996 10
1929 1,950 1,937 13
1930 2,496 2,483 13
1931 2,585 2,576 9 #96 girl name
1932 2,759 2,749 10 #89 girl name
1933 2,725 2,704 21 #87 girl name
1934 2,990 2,976 14 #83 girl name
1935 3,383 3,369 14 #69 girl name
1936 3,339 3,322 17 #70 girl name
1937 3,683 3,670 13 #63 girl name
1938 3,928 3,910 18 #62 girl name
1939 3,786 3,770 16 #65 girl name
1940 3,512 3,501 11 #69 girl name
1941 3,115 3,100 15 #81 girl name
1942 3,417 3,406 11 #79 girl name
1943 3,176 3,171 5 #89 girl name
1944 2,755 2,746 9 #98 girl name
1945 2,666 2,658 8
1946 2,903 2,893 10
1947 3,007 2,999 8
1948 2,874 2,868 6
1949 2,778 2,778 0
1950 2,730 2,723 7
1951 2,493 2,485 8
1952 2,624 2,618 6
1953 2,662 2,662 0
1954 3,250 3,243 7
1955 3,441 3,430 11
1956 3,416 3,407 9
1957 3,352 3,344 8
1958 3,318 3,311 7
1959 3,171 3,156 15
1960 3,200 3,187 13
1961 2,934 2,927 7
1962 2,523 2,512 11
1963 2,510 2,505 5
1964 2,235 2,227 8
1965 1,844 1,839 5
1966 1,909 1,898 11
1967 1,808 1,803 5
1968 1,634 1,626 8
1969 1,549 1,542 7
1970 1,372 1,367 5
1971 1,306 1,301 5
1972 1,049 1,049 0
1973 973 973 0
1974 956 956 0
1975 777 777 0
1976 671 671 0
1977 570 570 0
1978 482 482 0
1979 497 497 0
1980 418 418 0
1981 494 489 5
1982 413 413 0
1983 346 346 0
1984 308 308 0
1985 287 287 0
1986 297 297 0
1987 269 269 0
1988 251 251 0
1989 201 201 0
1990 207 207 0
1991 184 184 0
1992 141 141 0
1993 138 138 0
1994 135 135 0
1995 123 123 0
1996 138 138 0
1997 108 108 0
1998 102 102 0
1999 102 102 0
2000 91 91 0
2001 75 75 0
2002 74 74 0
2003 80 80 0
2004 88 88 0
2005 102 102 0
2006 112 112 0
2007 104 104 0
2008 108 108 0
2009 84 84 0
2010 96 96 0
2011 108 108 0
2012 122 122 0
2013 119 119 0
2014 177 177 0

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 1959 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Loretta" ranks #93 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nevada. Imagine that, 8 babies in Nevada have the same name as you in 1959. Across the entire United States a total of 3,171 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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Where is the name Loretta popular?

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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 lively, your life is full of energy!

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

E is for elate, you make others happy.

T is for touching, the way you show you are.

T is for teacher, you truly are.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

Your name in reverse order is "Atterol". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Otrtael". 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 12, 2002

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 Southern Africa approximately on 1275. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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