Reta - Meaning of Reta
[ 2 syll. re-ta, ret-a ] The baby girl name Reta is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced REH-Taa- or REY-Taa- †. Reta is of Old Greek, Latin, and Scandinavian origin. It is used mainly in German, Rhaeto-Romanic, and English. It represents the transferred use of the geographic name as a given name.
Reta is also a spelling variant of the English Rhetta.
Reta is the feminine version of the German and Rhaeto-Romanic Reto.
Reta is rare as a baby girl name. At the peak of its usage in 1934, 0.017% of baby girls were named Reta. It was #477 in rank then. The baby name has fallen out of favor since then, and is currently used only on a very modest scale. Out of the family of girl names directly related to Reta, Margaret was the most commonly used in 2018. Reta has in the last century been primarily given to baby girls.
† Pronunciation for Reta: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)"