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Etta

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41k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
198
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Etta

"Etta" is a name of English origin, and it means "Ruler of the Home". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

From the digit ett (“one”)

  1. one; the digit or figure "1".
  2. first-grader; person who attends the first year of school
  3. a class of first-graders
  4. (uncountable, mainly used in the definite) the first year in school, or the first year in gymnasiet
    De barnen går i .
    Those children are in .
  5. (uncountable, mainly used in the definite) first gear
  6. studio (apartment with one room (and possibly a kitchen))
  7. winner of a competition; the person or team who ended up in the first position
  8. one; neutral element in multiplication

Notable Persons Named Etta

Etta James was a blues, rhythm, soul music, rock, roll, jazz, and gospel music musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1954 to 2012. Etta was given the name Jamesetta Hawkins on January 25th, 1938 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Etta is also known as Miss Peaches and The Matriarch of R&B. She left this life on January 20th, 2012.

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Etta Candy is a comics character.

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Etta Jones was a jazz, pop music, rhythm, and blues singing and songwriter. She plays Human voice. Her career lasted from 1943 to 2001. Etta was born Etta Jones on November 25th, 1928 in Aiken, South Carolina. She passed away on October 16th, 2001.

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Etta Baker was a piedmont blues and country blues musician. She plays Guitar, Banjo, and Human voice. Etta was given the name Etta Lucille Reid on March 31st, 1913. She passed away on September 23rd, 2006.

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Etta Bond is a soul music musician. She has been prominent since 2011. Etta was given the name Henrietta Bond on December 2nd, 1989.

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Etta was born in 1933. She passed away on September 18th, 2002.

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How popular is the baby name Etta in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 323 323 0 #72 girl name
1881 316 316 0 #73 girl name
1882 352 352 0 #75 girl name
1883 352 352 0 #80 girl name
1884 423 423 0 #75 girl name
1885 372 372 0 #83 girl name
1886 433 433 0 #79 girl name
1887 437 437 0 #78 girl name
1888 500 500 0 #82 girl name
1889 465 465 0 #87 girl name
1890 452 452 0 #95 girl name
1891 452 452 0 #94 girl name
1892 492 492 0 #97 girl name
1893 486 486 0 #98 girl name
1894 519 519 0 #97 girl name
1895 445 445 0
1896 484 484 0
1897 467 467 0
1898 479 479 0
1899 394 394 0
1900 508 508 0
1901 381 381 0
1902 400 400 0
1903 416 416 0
1904 343 343 0
1905 397 397 0
1906 384 384 0
1907 407 407 0
1908 400 400 0
1909 367 367 0
1910 430 430 0
1911 434 434 0
1912 510 510 0
1913 542 542 0
1914 581 581 0
1915 773 766 7
1916 742 742 0
1917 750 750 0
1918 755 755 0
1919 742 742 0
1920 803 803 0
1921 740 740 0
1922 720 720 0
1923 742 742 0
1924 725 725 0
1925 737 732 5
1926 660 655 5
1927 647 647 0
1928 583 583 0
1929 614 614 0
1930 551 551 0
1931 518 518 0
1932 505 505 0
1933 513 513 0
1934 498 498 0
1935 464 458 6
1936 449 449 0
1937 442 442 0
1938 461 461 0
1939 407 407 0
1940 425 425 0
1941 413 413 0
1942 448 448 0
1943 420 420 0
1944 369 369 0
1945 345 345 0
1946 359 359 0
1947 342 342 0
1948 343 343 0
1949 333 333 0
1950 289 289 0
1951 251 251 0
1952 250 250 0
1953 246 246 0
1954 240 240 0
1955 265 265 0
1956 257 257 0
1957 229 229 0
1958 245 245 0
1959 208 208 0
1960 214 214 0
1961 207 207 0
1962 200 200 0
1963 181 181 0
1964 157 157 0
1965 127 127 0
1966 113 113 0
1967 91 91 0
1968 100 100 0
1969 73 73 0
1970 66 66 0
1971 67 67 0
1972 59 59 0
1973 34 34 0
1974 48 48 0
1975 41 41 0
1976 36 36 0
1977 37 37 0
1978 34 34 0
1979 36 36 0
1980 23 23 0
1981 39 39 0
1982 28 28 0
1983 23 23 0
1984 20 20 0
1985 18 18 0
1986 23 23 0
1987 19 19 0
1988 25 25 0
1989 19 19 0
1990 21 21 0
1991 19 19 0
1992 19 19 0
1993 21 21 0
1994 17 17 0
1995 15 15 0
1996 19 19 0
1997 14 14 0
1998 15 15 0
1999 12 12 0
2000 15 15 0
2001 7 7 0
2002 29 29 0
2003 25 25 0
2004 28 28 0
2005 25 25 0
2006 46 46 0
2007 39 39 0
2008 57 57 0
2009 71 71 0
2010 81 81 0
2011 86 86 0
2012 132 132 0
2013 204 204 0
2014 209 209 0
2015 242 242 0
2016 256 256 0

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Popularity of Etta as a first name

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Popularity of Etta as a last name

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Common last names for Etta

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Taylor
  • Wilson
  • Thompson
  • Moore
  • Anderson
  • White
  • Clark
  • Harris
  • Martin
  • Thomas
  • Jackson
  • Lewis
  • Walker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Etta U.S.
  White 40.40% 64.26%
  African American 48.99% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.03% 16.26%

Of Last Name Etta

People with the last name Etta are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Etta

  • How Popular is the name Etta? Etta is the 1,121st most popular name of all time. As a last name Etta was the 92,719th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Etta have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 40,843 babies born with the first name Etta in the United States. That's more than enough people named Etta to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Etta? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 323 new born babies.
  • When was Etta first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Etta is Wednesday, March 21st, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Etta born? The highest recorded use of the first name Etta was in 1920 with a total of 803 babies.
  • Random Etta Factoid: According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Etta ranks 88th in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, 56 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1912.
  • Weird things about the name Etta: Your name in reverse order is Atte. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Etta. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Etta? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 198 people with the last name Etta.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Etta? Etta is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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