• 11k Retha
First Name
11k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Retha

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Alt. Meaning

R is for rational, the way you think.

E is for elegant, born within you.

T is for traditional, somewhat old fashioned.

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

A is for athleticism, embrace the competitor within

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1884 6 6 0
1885 5 5 0
1887 9 9 0
1889 10 10 0
1890 10 10 0
1891 5 5 0
1892 9 9 0
1893 13 13 0
1894 13 13 0
1895 17 17 0
1896 20 20 0
1897 23 23 0
1898 35 35 0
1899 33 33 0
1900 23 23 0
1901 48 48 0
1902 41 41 0
1903 27 27 0
1904 46 46 0
1905 31 31 0
1906 52 52 0
1907 54 54 0
1908 54 54 0
1909 70 70 0
1910 72 72 0
1911 77 77 0
1912 92 92 0
1913 102 102 0
1914 93 93 0
1915 155 155 0
1916 160 160 0
1917 190 190 0
1918 218 218 0
1919 213 213 0
1920 187 187 0
1921 214 214 0
1922 215 215 0
1923 205 205 0
1924 252 252 0
1925 209 209 0
1926 201 201 0
1927 210 210 0
1928 199 199 0
1929 186 186 0
1930 173 173 0
1931 191 191 0
1932 183 183 0
1933 212 212 0
1934 206 206 0
1935 194 194 0
1936 166 166 0
1937 194 194 0
1938 174 174 0
1939 175 175 0
1940 196 196 0
1941 176 176 0
1942 161 161 0
1943 173 173 0
1944 154 154 0
1945 166 166 0
1946 162 162 0
1947 159 159 0
1948 172 172 0
1949 183 183 0
1950 189 189 0
1951 177 177 0
1952 175 175 0
1953 159 159 0
1954 161 161 0
1955 166 166 0
1956 143 143 0
1957 152 152 0
1958 148 148 0
1959 125 125 0
1960 132 132 0
1961 121 121 0
1962 125 125 0
1963 97 97 0
1964 74 74 0
1965 79 79 0
1966 66 66 0
1967 64 64 0
1968 65 65 0
1969 49 49 0
1970 48 48 0
1971 30 30 0
1972 38 38 0
1973 29 29 0
1974 28 28 0
1975 25 25 0
1976 18 18 0
1977 12 12 0
1978 15 15 0
1979 14 14 0
1980 23 23 0
1981 15 15 0
1982 10 10 0
1983 15 15 0
1984 11 11 0
1985 17 17 0
1986 17 17 0
1987 12 12 0
1988 10 10 0
1989 13 13 0
1990 11 11 0
1991 9 9 0
1992 6 6 0
1993 5 5 0
1994 5 5 0
1995 5 5 0
1998 5 5 0
2014 5 5 0

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Popularity of Retha as a first name

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Common last names for Retha

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Wilson
  • Miller
  • Lewis
  • Martin
  • Jackson
  • White
  • Thompson

Fun Facts about the name Retha

  • How Popular is the name Retha? Retha is the 2,365th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Retha have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,592 babies born with the first name Retha in the United States. That's more than enough people named Retha 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 Retha? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Retha first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Retha is Thursday, February 6th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Retha born? The highest recorded use of the first name Retha was in 1924 with a total of 252 babies.
  • Random Retha Factoid: According to the 1926 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Retha is not a popular baby girl's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1926.
  • Weird things about the name Retha: Your name in reverse order is Ahter. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Threa. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Retha born May 9, 1946

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ireland approximately on 950. Your profession was banker, usurer, moneylender, and judge.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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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).