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Girl Name: Caretta

Name: Caretta
Pronunciation: \c(a)-retta, car(et)-ta\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: beloved; friend
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Caritta, Coretta
Similar Names: Carletta, Claretta, Laretta, Maretta


Caretta \c(a)-retta, car(et)-ta\ as a girl's name is a variant of Cara (Latin, Irish, Gaelic), and the meaning of Caretta is "beloved; friend".

The baby name Caretta sounds like Caritta and Coretta. Other similar baby names are Carletta, Claretta, Laretta and Maretta.


Caretta is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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