Retta name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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

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.

Retta Scott

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

Retta Davidson

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


Notable Persons With the Last Name Retta

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.

Gustavo Javier Aprile Retta

Gustavo was born on August 10th, 1988.


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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Retta

  • How Popular is the name Retta? Retta is the 5,007th 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 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,367 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 1952 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Retta is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name in 1952.
  • Weird things about the name Retta: The name spelled backwards is Atter. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ttrea. 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!
  • Retta name meaning

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