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Gender: Female Meaning of Lettie: "joy, gladness" Origin of Lettie: English, diminutive of Letitia, Latin

The name Lettie is a girl's name of English origin meaning "joy, gladness". Lettie and is often added to lists like Baby Names That Mean Happy and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

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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.

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Famous People Named Lettie

Lettie, English singer-songwriter
Lettie Viljoen, pen name of Ingrid Winterbach, South African writer
Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans, American businesswoman, first woman on the Coca-Cola board of directors
Lettie Hamlett Rogers, American novelist
Lettie Teague, American food writer and journalist

Pop Culture References for the name Lettie

Lettie Hatter, character in book and film Howl's Moving Castle'.
Lettie Mae Thornton, character on TV's True Blood
Lettie Hempstock, character in Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Leticia "Lettie" Bostic, character on TV's "A Different World"