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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.ET-ə
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Meaning & History

Short form of HENRIETTA and other names that end with etta. A famous bearer was the American singer Etta James (1938-2012), who took her stage name from her real given name Jamesetta.
VariantsEttie, Hettie
Masculine FormsHarry, Henry
Other Languages & CulturesHenriette, Henrike Danish Hendrika, Hendrikje, Hendrina, Hennie, Henny, Henrietta, Henriëtte, Henriette, Jet, Jetta, Jette Dutch Henrietta, Henriikka Finnish Henriette French Henriette, Henrike German Henrietta Hungarian Enrica Italian Henriette, Henrike Norwegian Henryka Polish Henrietta, Henrika, Henrike Swedish

Categories

black history, currently out of the US top 1000, diminutives, musicians, short forms, singers, Xeno characters
Entry updated October 20, 2016   Contribute