"glad, joyful"

Leta Origin and Meaning

The name Leta is 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.

Leta Popularity

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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