Loretta

First Name
175k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
321
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Loretta

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

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  1. A female given name, variant of Lauretta, Italian diminutive of Laura; or a form of Loreto.

Notable Persons Named Loretta

Loretta Lynch is an 83rd United States Attorney General, and United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Loretta was born on May 21st, 1959 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Henrietta Lacks was a cultivation of tobacco and tobacco farmer. Henrietta was given the name Loretta Pleasant on August 1st, 1920 in Roanoke, Virginia. She passed away on October 4th, 1951.

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Loretta Swit is an actress. She was most active from 1967 to present. Loretta was given the name Loretta Jane Szwed on November 4th, 1937 in Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.

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Loretta Lynn is a country music, honky-tonk, and gospel music singer-songwriter, author, commercial spokesperson, and actress. She plays Guitar and Vocals. She has been prominent since 1960. Loretta was given the name Loretta Webb on April 14th, 1932 in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, United States. Loretta is also known as The Coal Miner's Daughter, The First Lady of Country Music, The Decca Doll, and The Queen of Country Music.

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Loretta Young was an actress and singer. She was most active from 1917 to 2000. Loretta was given the name Gretchen Young on January 6th, 1913 in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. She left this life on August 12th, 2000.

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Loretta Sánchez is an office holder. Loretta was born on January 7th, 1960 in Lynwood, California.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Loretta

Mark Loretta is a baseball player. Mark was born on August 14th, 1971 in Santa Monica, California.

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How popular is the baby 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 2,143 2,143 0
1924 2,269 2,261 8
1925 2,264 2,255 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 2,586 2,577 9 #96 girl name
1932 2,758 2,748 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 3,787 3,771 16 #65 girl name
1940 3,513 3,502 11 #69 girl name
1941 3,115 3,100 15 #81 girl name
1942 3,418 3,407 11 #79 girl name
1943 3,175 3,170 5 #89 girl name
1944 2,755 2,746 9 #98 girl name
1945 2,666 2,658 8
1946 2,902 2,892 10
1947 3,008 3,000 8
1948 2,874 2,868 6
1949 2,777 2,777 0
1950 2,727 2,720 7
1951 2,499 2,491 8
1952 2,620 2,614 6
1953 2,666 2,666 0
1954 3,251 3,244 7
1955 3,440 3,429 11
1956 3,417 3,408 9
1957 3,353 3,345 8
1958 3,317 3,310 7
1959 3,174 3,158 16
1960 3,203 3,190 13
1961 2,933 2,926 7
1962 2,523 2,512 11
1963 2,511 2,506 5
1964 2,236 2,228 8
1965 1,845 1,840 5
1966 1,910 1,899 11
1967 1,808 1,803 5
1968 1,633 1,625 8
1969 1,550 1,543 7
1970 1,371 1,366 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 137 137 0
1994 135 135 0
1995 123 123 0
1996 138 138 0
1997 109 109 0
1998 102 102 0
1999 102 102 0
2000 92 92 0
2001 75 75 0
2002 75 75 0
2003 80 80 0
2004 89 89 0
2005 103 103 0
2006 112 112 0
2007 104 104 0
2008 108 108 0
2009 84 84 0
2010 96 96 0
2011 109 109 0
2012 122 122 0
2013 119 119 0
2014 177 177 0
2015 217 217 0
2016 239 239 0

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Popularity of Loretta as a first name

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Popularity of Loretta as a last name

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Common last names for Loretta

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  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Martin
  • Anderson
  • Murphy
  • White
  • Thomas
  • Taylor
  • Sullivan
  • Moore
  • Young
  • Thompson
  • Clark
  • Kelly

Common first names for Loretta

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Loretta U.S.
  White 84.74% 64.26%
  African American 2.80% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.17% 16.26%

Of Last Name Loretta

People with the last name Loretta are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Loretta

  • How Popular is the name Loretta? Loretta is the 410th most popular name of all time. As a last name Loretta was the 62,359th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Loretta have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 175,117 babies born with the first name Loretta in the United States. That's more than enough people named Loretta to occupy the country of Sao Tome and Principe with an estimated population of 172,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Loretta? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 41 new born babies.
  • When was Loretta first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Loretta is Monday, October 1st, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Loretta born? The highest recorded use of the first name Loretta was in 1938 with a total of 3,910 babies. That's a lot of babies named Loretta!
  • Random Loretta Factoid: According to the 1935 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Loretta ranks 67th in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 19 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 1935.
  • Weird things about the name Loretta: Your name in reverse order is Atterol. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Treolta. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Loretta? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 321 people with the last name Loretta.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Loretta? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Loretta as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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