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Etta

Etta Meaning and Origin

The name Etta is a girl’s name meaning “estate ruler” and is of English origin. The name Etta is derived from Henriette, the French feminine form of Henry. The name Etta has been in use in the United States since the 19th century, and it peaked in popularity in the early 1900s. Today, it is less commonly used as a standalone name but is often used as a nickname for longer names such as Henrietta, Loretta, or Rosetta. Etta has been borne by several notable individuals, including the American blues singer Etta James and the American feminist and abolitionist Etta Palm d’Aelders.

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