Loretta is such an unusual name that at first it's hard to form an opinion about it. But I like it, I definitely like it. It sounds feminine, elegant and sophisticated, and I think it is a name that should be considered more, since I have honestly never heard that name even in books or movies. Loretta... yes, it's beautiful.
Loretta Goggi (b. 1950) is an Italian, singer, actress and TV host. Goggi is also an acclaimed singer and her records have always entered the Italian pop charts. She reached second place at the 1981 Festival Della Canzone Italiana with the song 'Maledetta Primavera', her biggest pop hit.
Loretta Chase is a successful American novelist.
Also used in Hungary: -- mention it as a variant
I always associate this name with 1970s Southern country and western singers. I have always liked the name :-) I was looking into some family history and I have discovered this name was fairly common in medieval England. One of my distant ancestors was Anglo-Norman noblewoman Loretta la Zouche born in 1205 and died in 1279, she was from the town of Ashby de la zouch in Leicestershire which took her family name.
I am a Loretta and in all my almost 40 years now, I have only met 1 other Loretta close to my age. It was in college at ISU. All others I've known were at least 20 years my elder.
In 2018, 55 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Loretta who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 418th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
Really pretty.
Loretta Lynn is an American country music singer-songwriter with multiple gold albums over a career of almost 60 years. She has received numerous awards and other accolades for her groundbreaking role in country music, including awards from both the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music as a duet partner and an individual artist. She is the most awarded female country recording artist and the only female ACM Artist of the Decade.
This name is so cute and unique, I love it becaus it's not the kind of name you hear every day. The cutest nicknames are Etta and Lorrie, but no nickname is good too. The best combo is Loretta Belle.
I love this name a lot. Mostly because of my favorite country singer Loretta Lynn, but other than that this name is very pretty and elegant.
Also used in Hungary. Pronounced: LO-ret-taw.
The name Loretta was given to 216 girls born in the US in 2015.
I keep thinking of Monty Python's Life of Brian: "I want you to call me Loretta."
I think Loretta is a beautiful old-fashioned girl's name. It's classy, and sweet.
Pronounced as "law-RET-a".
The name Loretta was given to 122 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
A famous bearer is Loretta Devine, actress.
"Sweet Loretta Modern thought she was a woman, but she was another man
All the girls around her said "She's got it coming."
But she gets it while she can
Get back, get back, get back to where you once belonged
Get back Loretta!" - "Get Back" by Paul McCartney

Amusingly, John Lennon made up this variant of the lyrics:
"Sweet Loretta Modern thought she was a cleaner, but she was a frying pan!"

I've never heard of anyone with this name besides the song.
It's a pretty name. However, it sounds low-class, considering that it's the name of "coal miner's daughter" Loretta Lynn, and also because I always see it as the name of trashy women in books and movies.
This is one of those old-fashioned names that make me picture some naive, rather dumb country girl in the 1950s.
Famous bearer: Loretta Lynn Morgan. She's better known as "Lorrie" Morgan. "Lorrie" was named after Loretta Lynn, and happens to be a country singer as well.
Loretta is Cleveland Brown's (now ex) wife on Family Guy.
Another possible origin of this name I've seen is that it comes from the shrine of Loreto in Italy and has nothing to do with Lauretta. I'm not sure what to believe.
Loretta Switt is the actress who played Maj. Margaret Houlihan on the 1970's American TV programme, M*A*S*H.
I Think Loretta is a very unique pretty name. My very best friend is named this.
Loretta Lux is a German fine art photographer who creates surreal portraits of young children.
Famous bearer, Loretta Lynn, country singer from the USA.
Loretta Lynn was actually named after classic actress Loretta Young.

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