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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Herta

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Alt. Meaning

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

E is for elegant, born within you.

R is for rational, the way you think.

T is for traditional, somewhat old fashioned.

A is for athleticism, embrace the competitor within

Notable Persons Named Herta

Herta Müller is a writer. She was most prominent from 1982 to present. Herta was born on August 17th, 1953 in Nițchidorf.


Herta Bothe is a nazi concentration camp guard. Herta was born on January 8th, 1921 in Teterow.


Herta Ware was an actress and actor. She was most active from 1978 to 1978. Herta was given the name Herta Schwartz on June 9th, 1917 in Wilmington, Delaware. She breathed her last breath on August 15th, 2005.


Herta was born in 1914. She breathed her last breath on March 5th, 2010.


Herta was born on June 30th, 1913 in Königsberg. Herta is also known as Heuwer, Herta Charlotte; Pöppel, and Herta Charlotte. She left this life on July 3rd, 1999.


Herta was born on August 14th, 1910. She died on February 25th, 2010.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Herta

Bryan Herta is a racing driver. Bryan was born on May 23rd, 1970 in Warren, Michigan.


Colton was born on March 20th, 2000.


Teodor Herţa is a Member of the Moldovan Parliament. Teodor was born in Alcedar.


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Popularity of Herta as a last name

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Common last names for Herta

  • Mueller
  • Koch
  • Meyer

Fun Facts about the name Herta

  • How Popular is the name Herta? Herta is the 38,682nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Herta have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 87 babies born with the first name Herta in the United States. That's more than enough people named Herta to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Herta? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Herta first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Herta is Monday, December 26th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Herta born? The highest recorded use of the first name Herta was in 1931 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Herta: Your name in reverse order is Atreh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Etrha. How do you pronounce that?

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