[ 2 syll. ret-ta, re-tta ] The baby girl name Retta is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced REHT-aa- †. Retta is of Latin, Germanic, and Scandinavian origin. It is used mainly in English.
Retta is a familiar form of the name Amoretta.
Retta is also a familiar form (English) of the English and German Henrietta.
Retta is also a form of the German, Rhaeto-Romanic, and English Reta.
Retta is also a spelling variant of the English Rhetta.
Retta is rare as a baby girl name. At the modest peak of its usage in 1901, 0.013% of baby girls were named Retta. It was #537 in rank then. The baby name has suffered a marked drop in frequency since then, and is currently of only irregular use. Out of all girl names in its family, Retta was nevertheless the most commonly used in 2018. Retta has in the last century been primarily given to baby girls.
† Pronunciation for Retta: 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)"