English and Scottish, short form of any name ending with -etta: Henrietta, Loretta etc.

Etta Origin and Meaning

The name Etta is a girl's name of English origin.

Etta is one of the surprise hit girl names of recent years, thanks to the surprise hit revival of Etta James' song At Last. Etta has now taken her place as a successor to Emma and Ella.

Once a short form of Henrietta, Etta has long been used on its own, But you can also use Etta as a nickname for any name ending in -etta: Loretta, Annetta, or Jamesetta, which was Etta James' real first name.

Etta has taken the first step, having recently been picked by a celeb, Carson Daly, said to have been inspired by soul singer Etta James.

Etta was a Top 100 name in the last decades of the 1800's, then slid down the popularity list until it fell off the list completely in 1966. It didn't reappear on the US name popularity list until 2018, but now with its delicate vintage feel that's also a bit mischievous, Etta will be on the charts for decades.

In the UK, where namers love a great nickname-name, Etta is far more popular than in the States.

Henrietta "Etta" Bishop was a character on the TV show Fringe.

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Etta Rank in US Top 1000

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Etta Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Etta Popularity

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Famous People Named Etta

  • Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins)American singer
  • Etta Placefriend of Wild West outlaws Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid
  • Etta Jones Daly (b. 2012)daughter of Carson Daly
  • Etta Moten BarnettAmerican actress and opera singer
  • Etta JonesAmerican jazz singer
  • Etta Palm d'AeldersDutch feminist
  • Etta MayAmerican comedienne
  • Etta ScolloItalian singer,songwriter
  • Etta BakerAmerican blues guitarist and singer
  • Etta ConeAmerican art patron and socialite

Etta in Pop Culture

  • Henrietta "Etta" Bishopcharacter on TV's "Fringe"
  • Etta Heinecharacter in book/movie "Snow Falling on Cedars"
  • Etta Candycharacter in Wonder Woman comics
  • Etta Bowencharacter on TV's "American Gothic"
  • "Etta" Henrietta Spencermain character of novel Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
  • Etta Césaireone of the characters in the French cartoon, Miraculous Ladybug; younger sister of Alya Césaire and twin of Ella Césaire

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