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Origin: Latin
Meaning: Bird-Like

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Aleta

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Aleta in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Aleta:

  • Records indicate that 3,121 girls in the United States have been named Aleta since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1947, when 262 people in the U.S. were given the name Aleta. Those people are now 74 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Aleta

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      7 Positive Comments

  • "Aleta is a beautiful name! Aleta is the name of a pretty girl in Boston and a pretty dolphin in Florida." Nov. 24, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Aleta. I usually have to correct people on the pronunciation. I like having a different name, it has made me feel unique and special. My mother named me after Queen Aleta from Prince Valiant, although few people know what your talking about. Also she said she had a girlfriend who was a ballerina named Aleta and that's what I tell everyone, although I think my mom wanted me to be the ballerina! I've always tried to find a nickname but none ever stick. I had friends with unique names too so it was ok growing up with it." Oct. 17, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, my name is Aleta. Growing up, I did not like it much. Either people could not remember it or it was mispronounced. Now that I am older and see what the future generations are naming their children, I'll take Aleta any day." Jun. 9, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I, like many, was named after "Princess Aleta" of the comic strip "Prince Valiant". A shy child, I didn't like having a name that stood out. Classmates often treated me unfairly , believing my unique name made me "stuck up". It was only as an adult that I learned I was pretty and intelligent- the real reason classmates often did not include me. As a 54 year old woman I could not be prouder of my beautiful name." May. 8, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Aleta is my middle name. I was named after my great-aunt. I have always loved it and received compliments on it from people who see it on my license and ask me to pronounce it. I think it's pretty, feminine and unique." Sep. 18, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Aleta. My mother was a fan of Hal Foster's art work in the Prince Valiant comic strip. However, I have blue eyes and had dark brown hair. Many folks have mispronounced my name, and for many years it irked me greatly. Now that I'm older, I take pride in my very unusual name. It is pronounced uh-lee-tuh." Dec. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Aleta. I love my name. It doesn't should old fashioned many people love my name. But what is hard is not many people have that name so it is hard finding people the same name as mine. It means truthful one in Greek. I think in Hebrew it means little winged one with means little angel. I consider myself both. I think I am a wonderful cheerful person who happens to believe in Jesus Christ. I can't seem to deceive anyone either." Jan. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "My name is Aleta and I don't like it much at all. Even my two sons tease me because it is so old fashioned! And this chart is WRONG! My great great great grandmother was an Aleta." Jul. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      6 Neutral Comments

  • "I used to hate my name. A few years ago someone from Eastern Europe called, and with a very musical voice said, " May I speak with A-lay-ta terry? It just sounded so sexy. Now I'm okay with it. People still mess it up, but then I remember how it's also pronounced" Aug. 28, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Dad got Aleta from Prince Valiant book. My Omaha relatives always said goodbye with "see you in the funny papers" because Omaha World Herald had that comic. My first husband's family had 2 or 3 cousins named Aleta. I answer to anything. Nickname was Charley with my friends & at college." Mar. 30, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Aleta. I was born in 1960 when the Prince Valiant comic strip was popular and I was named after Queen Aleta, the queen of the Misty Isles. I knew of one other Aleta when I was a child, I have met another Aleta as an adult. When I lived in the Florida Keys 35 years ago I swam with a dolphin which was named Aleta and that dolphin had a baby named Misty. I always thought that was really fun. As a child I did not like my name since I was always having to pronounce it for people. I like it now, although I have no idea what else my name could be. My name is pronounced uh-lee-ta." Mar. 2, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Aleta I am 41 and I have never meet anyone with the same name as mine. The name Aleta is a nice name if it is pronounced right. But most people do not pronounced my name right they call me leet the only person that calls me Aleta is my mom and it sounds so strange when she said it.It is like she is talking to someone else and not me.It is not that hard to pronounced." Jun. 28, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Aleta and I have always thought it was a beautiful name. I was named after the Prince Valiant Sunday Comics. Aleta was "Queen of the Misty Isles" in the story and Val's wife. I went to high school with another Aleta and I have had the privilege of having a friend name her daughter after me. I am always getting compliments on my name. I really like that it is rare and unique." Apr. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "people do often pronounce and spell it wrong. Very rare to find anyone that knows how. I do not know anyone else with my name." Jun. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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