First Name
12k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
264
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Leta

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Alt. Meaning

L is for love, everlasting.

E is for expert, in your chosen career

T is for traditional, somewhat old fashioned.

A is for approachable, constantly meeting new people

Notable Persons Named Leta

Leta Hollingworth was a in the field of psychology. Leta was born on May 25th, 1886 in Dawes County, Nebraska. She passed away on November 27th, 1939.

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Leta was born on June 1st, 1972.

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Leta was born in 1964. She breathed her last breath on February 13th, 2012.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 18 18 0
1881 21 21 0
1882 15 15 0
1883 25 25 0
1884 22 22 0
1885 32 32 0
1886 24 24 0
1887 32 32 0
1888 41 41 0
1889 59 59 0
1890 63 63 0
1891 45 45 0
1892 56 56 0
1893 55 55 0
1894 65 65 0
1895 73 73 0
1896 76 76 0
1897 78 78 0
1898 95 95 0
1899 60 60 0
1900 93 93 0
1901 74 74 0
1902 82 82 0
1903 83 83 0
1904 86 86 0
1905 98 98 0
1906 81 81 0
1907 87 87 0
1908 83 83 0
1909 96 96 0
1910 97 97 0
1911 98 98 0
1912 130 130 0
1913 130 130 0
1914 153 153 0
1915 224 224 0
1916 219 219 0
1917 196 196 0
1918 233 233 0
1919 183 183 0
1920 225 225 0
1921 206 206 0
1922 200 200 0
1923 204 204 0
1924 183 183 0
1925 195 195 0
1926 225 225 0
1927 229 229 0
1928 214 214 0
1929 191 191 0
1930 213 213 0
1931 162 162 0
1932 159 159 0
1933 167 167 0
1934 169 169 0
1935 149 149 0
1936 154 154 0
1937 125 125 0
1938 146 146 0
1939 142 142 0
1940 134 134 0
1941 138 138 0
1942 112 112 0
1943 133 133 0
1944 135 135 0
1945 104 104 0
1946 120 120 0
1947 153 153 0
1948 132 132 0
1949 170 170 0
1950 137 137 0
1951 142 142 0
1952 162 162 0
1953 170 170 0
1954 183 183 0
1955 142 142 0
1956 137 137 0
1957 135 135 0
1958 119 119 0
1959 112 112 0
1960 136 136 0
1961 129 129 0
1962 100 100 0
1963 90 90 0
1964 87 87 0
1965 65 65 0
1966 64 64 0
1967 65 65 0
1968 65 65 0
1969 63 63 0
1970 50 50 0
1971 50 50 0
1972 42 42 0
1973 49 49 0
1974 35 35 0
1975 35 35 0
1976 38 38 0
1977 47 47 0
1978 33 33 0
1979 47 47 0
1980 41 41 0
1981 29 29 0
1982 35 35 0
1983 25 25 0
1984 30 30 0
1985 16 16 0
1986 17 17 0
1987 24 24 0
1988 21 21 0
1989 27 27 0
1990 23 23 0
1991 24 24 0
1992 10 10 0
1993 14 14 0
1994 17 17 0
1995 11 11 0
1996 16 16 0
1997 12 12 0
1998 14 14 0
1999 15 15 0
2000 12 12 0
2001 14 14 0
2002 15 15 0
2003 7 7 0
2004 20 20 0
2005 16 16 0
2006 11 11 0
2007 12 12 0
2008 11 11 0
2009 6 6 0
2010 11 11 0
2011 13 13 0
2013 8 8 0
2014 22 22 0
2015 9 9 0
2016 15 15 0
2017 14 14 0

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Popularity of Leta as a first name

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Popularity of Leta as a last name

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Common last names for Leta

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  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Williams
  • Wilson
  • Davis
  • Taylor
  • Anderson
  • Moore
  • Martin
  • Nelson
  • Walker
  • Robinson

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Leta U.S.
  White 75.38% 64.26%
  African American 14.02% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.27% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Leta

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

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Fun Facts about the name Leta

  • How Popular is the name Leta? Leta is the 2,279th most popular name of all time. As a last name Leta was the 73,464th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Leta have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,836 babies born with the first name Leta in the United States. That's more than enough people named Leta to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Leta? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 18 new born babies.
  • When was Leta first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Leta is Wednesday, December 6th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Leta born? The highest recorded use of the first name Leta was in 1918 with a total of 233 babies.
  • Random Leta Factoid: According to the 1954 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Leta is not a popular baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, only 14 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1954.
  • Weird things about the name Leta: Your name in reverse order is Atel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ltea. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Leta? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 264 people with the last name Leta.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Leta? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Leta as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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