Etta Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Etta:
A short form of the Scottish Maretta, an Anglicized form of Mairead, a Scottish Gaelic form of Margaret (a pearl).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Contains the same letters as Tate
This is such a pretty name!
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My grandmother was born in 1928 and her middle name was Etta. She's the only person besides Etta James who I've heard having this name.
My grandmother's name was Etta (born in 1919) and I've always loved it. She claims that her name given at birth was actually Ethel but she didn't know that until she was preparing to get married--and then she legally changed it to Etta since that is what she had been called her entire life.
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Etta James, singer
Etta Jones Daly (b. 2012), daughter of American television host, radio personality, producer, and television personality Carson Daly
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Henrietta "Etta" Bishop from the TV show Fringe.
Etta Heine, character in book/movie "Snow Falling on Cedars"