a female given name, form of Henrietta. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of etta

Historical Examples of etta

  • 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

  • You just kiss me, Etta dear,” she pleaded softly, “and stop teasing.

    The Squirrel-Cage

    Dorothy Canfield

  • Now, Etta, you know your mother never thought any such thing.

    The Squirrel-Cage

    Dorothy Canfield

Word Origin and History for etta


fem. proper name, originally a shortening of Henrietta.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper