Gretchen - Meaning of Gretchen
[ 2 syll. gret-(c)hen, gr-etch-en ] The baby girl name Gretchen is pronounced as GREHCH-ahN (English) or GREHT-K-ehN (German) †. Gretchen is used chiefly in English and German. It is derived from Old Greek origins. The name was adopted by English speakers in the 19th century, promoted by a character so named in Goethe's Faust (1808).
Gretchen is a familiar form of the name Grete (German and Scandinavian) in the English and German languages as well as a variant of the name Greta (English, German, Polish, Scandinavian, and Austrian).
Gretchen is also a familiar form of the name Grete (German and Scandinavian) in the English and German languages as well as a familiar form of the name Margaret (English and Scottish) in the English and German languages.
Variant forms share the origin and meaning of Gretchen.
Gretchen is rare as a baby girl name. At the modest peak of its usage in 1973, 0.087% of baby girls were named Gretchen. It was #192 in rank then. The baby name has suffered a substantial loss in popularity since then, and is today of irregular use. In 2018, out of the family of girl names directly related to Gretchen, Margaret was the most popular.
Baby names that sound like Gretchen include Gretchan, Garan, Garane, Garden, Garen, Garine, Garran, Gorom, Gracen, Graciene, Gratian, Gratiane, Gratianne, Gretchin, Gretchun, Gretchyn, Gersemee, Gersemey, Gersemi, and Gersemie.
† Pronunciation for Gretchen: G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; CH as in "cheese (CH.IY.Z)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)"
Details of famous persons named Gretchen:
Actress Gretchen Mol, born 8 November 1972, Deep River, Connecticut.
Actress Loretta Young, born Gretchen Michaela Young 6 January 1913 - 12 August 2000, Salt Lake City, Utah.