Reta

First Name
9k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
1k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Reta

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  1. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Reta

Reta Shaw was an actress. She was most prominent from 1952 to 1975. Reta was born on September 13th, 1912 in South Paris, Maine, U.S. She breathed her last breath on January 8th, 1982.

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Reta was born on September 22nd, 1953 in Statesboro, Georgia.

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Reta was born on October 15th, 1936.

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Reta was born on March 10th, 1989 in Erfurt.

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Reta Cowley was a teacher and painter. Reta was given the name Reta Madeline Summers on April 1st, 1910 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. She passed away on November 23rd, 2004.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Reta

Runa was born on December 14th, 1980 in Ottawa, Canada.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 5 0
1883 6 6 0
1885 5 5 0
1886 5 5 0
1888 12 12 0
1889 17 17 0
1890 15 15 0
1891 11 11 0
1892 24 24 0
1893 14 14 0
1894 30 30 0
1895 28 28 0
1896 42 42 0
1897 30 30 0
1898 21 21 0
1899 21 21 0
1900 32 32 0
1901 38 38 0
1902 32 32 0
1903 25 25 0
1904 23 23 0
1905 37 37 0
1906 36 36 0
1907 48 48 0
1908 49 49 0
1909 40 40 0
1910 54 54 0
1911 42 42 0
1912 69 69 0
1913 61 61 0
1914 84 84 0
1915 132 132 0
1916 147 147 0
1917 122 122 0
1918 131 131 0
1919 147 147 0
1920 172 172 0
1921 149 149 0
1922 166 166 0
1923 128 128 0
1924 167 167 0
1925 161 161 0
1926 121 121 0
1927 144 144 0
1928 152 152 0
1929 151 151 0
1930 170 170 0
1931 174 174 0
1932 160 160 0
1933 166 166 0
1934 180 180 0
1935 176 176 0
1936 151 151 0
1937 142 142 0
1938 164 164 0
1939 167 167 0
1940 156 156 0
1941 142 142 0
1942 132 132 0
1943 164 164 0
1944 149 149 0
1945 127 127 0
1946 192 192 0
1947 174 174 0
1948 158 158 0
1949 170 170 0
1950 166 166 0
1951 151 151 0
1952 133 133 0
1953 141 141 0
1954 163 163 0
1955 175 175 0
1956 148 148 0
1957 132 132 0
1958 128 128 0
1959 113 113 0
1960 80 80 0
1961 81 81 0
1962 74 74 0
1963 49 49 0
1964 47 47 0
1965 43 43 0
1966 36 36 0
1967 33 33 0
1968 30 30 0
1969 22 22 0
1970 33 33 0
1971 17 17 0
1972 20 20 0
1973 22 22 0
1974 16 16 0
1975 19 19 0
1976 17 17 0
1977 11 11 0
1978 8 8 0
1979 13 13 0
1980 17 17 0
1981 11 11 0
1982 9 9 0
1983 15 15 0
1984 9 9 0
1985 5 5 0
1986 6 6 0
1987 8 8 0
1988 6 6 0
1989 9 9 0
1990 6 6 0
1991 7 7 0
1992 5 5 0
1993 9 9 0
1994 6 6 0
1998 5 5 0

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Popularity of Reta as a first name

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Popularity of Reta as a last name

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Common last names for Reta

  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Anderson
  • Clark
  • Martin
  • Williams
  • Taylor
  • Davis
  • Campbell
  • Wilson
  • Wright
  • Jackson

Common first names for Reta

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Reta U.S.
  White 9.82% 64.26%
  African American 9.33% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.40% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 79.31% 16.26%

Of Last Name Reta

People with the last name Reta are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Reta

  • How Popular is the name Reta? Reta is the 2,750th most popular name of all time. As a last name Reta was the 19,087th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Reta have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,614 babies born with the first name Reta in the United States. That's more than enough people named Reta to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Reta? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Reta first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Reta is Saturday, February 10th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Reta born? The highest recorded use of the first name Reta was in 1946 with a total of 192 babies.
  • Random Reta Factoid: According to the 1933 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Reta is not a popular baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, only 11 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1933.
  • Weird things about the name Reta: Your name in reverse order is Ater. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Etra. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Reta? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,426 people with the last name Reta.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Reta? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Reta as their last name since less than 1 person in 208k 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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