Reta name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Reta mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Reta

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Canada says the name Reta means "Speaker".
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International Interest
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  1. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Reta

Notable Persons Named Reta

Reta Shaw

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.

Reta Jo Lewis

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

Reta F. Beebe

Reta was born on October 15th, 1936.

Reta Trotman

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

Reta Cowley

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.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Reta

Notable Persons With the Last Name Reta

Runa Reta

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


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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Reta

  • How Popular is the name Reta? Reta is the 2,828th 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 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,615 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 1941 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Reta is not a popular baby girl's name in Iowa. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Iowa have the same name in 1941.
  • Weird things about the name Reta: The name spelled backwards is Ater. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Eatr. 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!
  • Reta name meaning

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