Retta

First Name
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
375
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Retta

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Alt. Meaning

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

T is for traditional, somewhat old fashioned.

T is for try, as hard as you can

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

Notable Persons Named Retta

Retta is an actress and stand-up comedian. Retta was given the name Marietta Sirleaf on April 12th, 1970 in New Jersey.

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Retta was born on February 23rd, 1916. She passed away on August 26th, 1990.

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Retta was born on November 1st, 1921. She breathed her last breath on June 12th, 1998.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Retta

Retta is an actress and stand-up comedian. Retta was given the name Marietta Sirleaf on April 12th, 1970 in New Jersey.

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Gustavo was born on August 10th, 1988.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 25 25 0
1881 17 17 0
1882 23 23 0
1883 22 22 0
1884 21 21 0
1885 28 28 0
1886 28 28 0
1887 30 30 0
1888 31 31 0
1889 24 24 0
1890 26 26 0
1891 27 27 0
1892 26 26 0
1893 28 28 0
1894 28 28 0
1895 34 34 0
1896 31 31 0
1897 28 28 0
1898 34 34 0
1899 32 32 0
1900 40 40 0
1901 33 33 0
1902 29 29 0
1903 29 29 0
1904 24 24 0
1905 26 26 0
1906 20 20 0
1907 29 29 0
1908 24 24 0
1909 22 22 0
1910 22 22 0
1911 25 25 0
1912 25 25 0
1913 25 25 0
1914 33 33 0
1915 42 42 0
1916 38 38 0
1917 43 43 0
1918 43 43 0
1919 38 38 0
1920 48 48 0
1921 41 41 0
1922 60 60 0
1923 43 43 0
1924 43 43 0
1925 36 36 0
1926 41 41 0
1927 41 41 0
1928 48 48 0
1929 42 42 0
1930 34 34 0
1931 36 36 0
1932 48 48 0
1933 39 39 0
1934 60 60 0
1935 48 48 0
1936 39 39 0
1937 48 48 0
1938 43 43 0
1939 42 42 0
1940 32 32 0
1941 38 38 0
1942 42 42 0
1943 54 54 0
1944 46 46 0
1945 50 50 0
1946 45 45 0
1947 36 36 0
1948 42 42 0
1949 50 50 0
1950 50 50 0
1951 58 58 0
1952 49 49 0
1953 39 39 0
1954 55 55 0
1955 48 48 0
1956 49 49 0
1957 38 38 0
1958 45 45 0
1959 51 51 0
1960 39 39 0
1961 32 32 0
1962 23 23 0
1963 17 17 0
1964 24 24 0
1965 22 22 0
1966 12 12 0
1967 16 16 0
1968 25 25 0
1969 15 15 0
1970 18 18 0
1971 18 18 0
1972 12 12 0
1973 14 14 0
1974 10 10 0
1975 10 10 0
1976 8 8 0
1977 6 6 0
1978 5 5 0
1980 6 6 0
1981 11 11 0
1983 5 5 0
1984 9 9 0
1985 6 6 0
1986 5 5 0
1990 6 6 0
1991 5 5 0
1992 5 5 0
2000 5 5 0
2014 5 5 0
2016 6 6 0
2017 11 11 0

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Popularity of Retta as a first name

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Popularity of Retta as a last name

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Common last names for Retta

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Adams
  • Martin
  • Baker
  • Hall
  • Harris

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Retta U.S.
  White 25.87% 64.26%
  African American 42.13% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 30.93% 16.26%

Of Last Name Retta

People with the last name Retta are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Retta

  • How Popular is the name Retta? Retta is the 4,869th most popular name of all time. As a last name Retta was the 54,864th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Retta have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,361 babies born with the first name Retta in the United States. That's more than enough people named Retta to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Retta? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 25 new born babies.
  • When was Retta first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Retta is Tuesday, June 29th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Retta born? The highest recorded use of the first name Retta was in 1922 with a total of 60 babies.
  • Random Retta Factoid: According to the 1934 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Retta is not a popular baby girl's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, only 6 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1934.
  • Weird things about the name Retta: Your name in reverse order is Atter. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tetar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Retta? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 375 people with the last name Retta.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Retta? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Retta as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k 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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