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Origin of the name ARETA.
Etymology of the name ARETA.
Meaning of the baby name ARETA.


ARETA.  Latin form of Greek Arete, ἀρετή, meaning "virtue."

... An occasional Aretas and Arete are the chief recorded namesakes of Ares, presiding god of the Areopagus as he was; and thence may have come the Italian Aretino, and an Areta, who appears in Cornwall. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)

    Areta, the mother of Aristippus, the philosopher.  Lacrt. 2.A daughter of Dionysius, who married Dion.  She was thrown into the sea.  Plut. in Dion.A female philosopher of Cyrene, B.C. 377. 
    Areta, a daughter of Rhexenor, descended from Neptune, who married her uncle Alcinous, by whom she had Nausican.  Homer. Od. 7 & 8.Apollod. 1. (A Classical Dictionary, Lempriere, 1820)


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