Loretta: baby girl name popularity and meaning


This is the Anglicized version of the Italian name Lauretta, meaning "bay laurel." Bay leaves are used to flavor food, so tell your little Loretta it's her actual duty to do the cooking now and see what happens.


Lori, Retta, Etta, Lettie, Ettie.

Famous people named Loretta:

Actresses Loretta Young, Loretta Swit, Loretta Devine, and Loretta Long; singer Loretta Lynn; U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Fun fact:

"Loretta" is the name of a song by Townes van Zandt.

More Inspiration:

Lovely L Names For Baby Girls, Double The Fun: Girl Names With Double Letters, Perfect 3-Syllable Girl Names,