Aretha \a-re-tha\ as a girl's name is pronounced a-REE-thah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Aretha is "excellence; righteous". Singer Aretha Franklin, the "goddess of soul".
Aretha has 14 variant forms: Areta, Arete, Arethusa, Aretina, Aretta, Arette, Arletha, Laretha, Oreta, Oretha, Oretta, Orette, Reatha and Retha.
Baby names that sound like Aretha are Artha and Ertha.