"glad, joyful"

Leta Origin and Meaning

The name Leta is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "glad, joyful".

Leta has hipster cred as the daughter of cool mommy blogger Dooce. Related to the Greek mythological Leda, a great beauty who mothered another great beauty, Helen of Troy, Leta is a name that's as unique as it is historic: Only 14 baby girls were named Leta in the US last year, and 18 were named Leda. Pronunciation is lee-tah.

# 951 in the US

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Famous People Named Leta

  • Laetasecond wife of Roman Emperor Gratian
  • Leta Stetter HollingworthAmerican psychologist who studied exceptional children
  • Leta LindleyAmerican pro golfer
  • Mary Leta Dorothy Slatonbirth name of American actress and singer Dorothy Lamour
  • Leta BiasucciAmerican ballerina

Leta in Pop Culture

  • Possibly inspired by Latin laetusmeaning "glad" (making it a relative of Laetitia = "joy, happiness")
  • Leta Lestrangecharacter from Harry Potter's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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