- a female given name, form of Henrietta.
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Examples from the Web for etta
Etta James, an avid doll collector who loved going to swap meets and garage sales, died the following morning.Etta James, Who Blazed Trail for Women in R&B, Dead at 73
January 21, 2012
Legendary R&B singer Etta James died Friday after a long battle with leukemia.Singer Etta James Dies at 73
January 20, 2012
And by January 2008, Etta James was ready for the road again.
In addition, it became increasingly difficult to hold a conversation with Etta over the phone.
Etta had apparently “moved in with her son Donto, and filed for divorce” from Mills, who was also her road manager.
And that would be Etta's hint to look cute and giggle and say, 'Well!Thankful's Inheritance
Joseph C. Lincoln
Mr. Dockerell had not been so much in love with Etta as with marrying.The Third Miss Symons
Flora Macdonald Mayor
To be sure I had Etta Goldsmith, who is a dear little thing.Janet's Love and Service
Margaret M Robertson
Now, Etta, you know your mother never thought any such thing.
You just kiss me, Etta dear,” she pleaded softly, “and stop teasing.
Word Origin and History for etta
fem. proper name, originally a shortening of Henrietta.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper