English, diminutive of Letitia, Latin
"joy, gladness"

Lettie Origin and Meaning

The name Lettie is a girl's name of English origin meaning "joy, gladness".

Lettie, also spelled Letty, is a nickname name not heard in over a century, giving it the patina of a treasured antique. Lettie's style currency is rising with the trend for old-fashioned, down-to-earth nicknames. Lettie is right in step with Lottie, Hettie, Hattie, Josie, and Maisie.

One of Joan Crawford's early hit roles was in 1932 as the eponymous heroine of the film Letty Lynton, in which she wore a dress--dubbed the Letty Lynton dress--that became a national fad.

# 912 in the US

Lettie Rank in US Top 1000

# 721 on Nameberry

Lettie Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Lettie Popularity

Famous People Named Lettie

  • LettieEnglish singer,songwriter
  • Lettie Viljoenpen name of Ingrid Winterbach, South African writer
  • Lettie Pate Whitehead EvansAmerican businesswoman, first woman on the Coca,Cola board of directors
  • Lettie Hamlett RogersAmerican novelist
  • Lettie TeagueAmerican food writer and journalist

Lettie in Pop Culture

  • Lettie Hattercharacter in the book and film Howl's Moving Castle'.
  • Lettie Mae Thorntoncharacter on TV's True Blood
  • Lettie Hempstockcharacter in Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane
  • Leticia "Lettie" Bosticcharacter on TV's "A Different World"