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Greta - Meaning of Greta

What does Greta mean?

Meaning of the name GretaMargaretDaisyGreetGrethalGrethelGredelGhitaGrietaGrytaGrettaGreatalGreataGretelMargaretaGreetaGryttaGrethaGrataGretteGretnaGretalGrietjeGretchenGretGreteGrethe

[ 2 syll. gre-ta, gr-eta ] The baby girl name Greta is pronounced GREHT-ah (English) or GREH-Taa (German) †. Greta is of Old Greek origin, and it is used mainly in English, German, Polish, Scandinavian, and Austrian.

Greta is a contracted form of the English and German Gretchen.

Greta is also an Austrian, English, German, and Scandinavian contracted form of the Czech, English, German, Greek, Latinate, Scandinavian, and Slavic Margareta and an Austrian, English, German, and Scandinavian contracted form of the English and Scottish Margaret.

Greta has 23 forms. Forms include Ghita, Grata, Greata, Greatal, Gredel, Greet, Greeta, Gretal, Grete, Gretel (used in German too), Gretha, Grethal, Grethe, Grethel, Gretna, Grette, Grieta, Grietje, Gryta, and Grytta. Another English form is the spelling variant Gretta. The contracted form Gret (Dutch, Frisian, and German) is a foreign variant.

Variant forms inherit the origin and thus the meaning of the name Greta.


See also the related categories, polish, scandinavian, and german.

Greta is fairly popular as a baby name for girls. At the modest peak of its usage in 1932, 0.036% of baby girls were named Greta. It ranked at #318 then. The baby name has since suffered a marked drop in frequency, and is of only irregular use in recent times. In 2018, it ranked at #587 with a usage of 0.028%. Out of the group of girl names directly related to Greta, Margaret was the most popular. It was used 4 times more than Greta in 2018.

Baby names that sound like Greta include Grete, Gretta, Garaetz, Garaitz, Garaytz, Garda, Gardey, Gardi, Gardie, Gardy, Geerda, Geerta, Geertke, Gerda, Gerdah, Gerdi, Gerhard, Gerharde, Gerta, and Gertey.

† Pronunciation for Greta: G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"

Details of famous persons named Greta:
Actress Greta Garbo, born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson, 18 September 1905 - 15 April 1990, Stockholm, Sweden.
TV Personality Greta Van Susteren, born 1955, Appleton, Wisconsin.


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