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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.GRE-ta German
GRET-ə English
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Meaning & History

Short form of MARGARETA. A famous bearer of this name was the Swedish actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990).
VariantsGretchen, Grete, Meta German Rita Italian Märta, Meta Swedish Gretta English
DiminutiveGretel German
Other Languages & CulturesRetha Afrikaans Margarid, Margarit Armenian Margarita Bulgarian Margarida Catalan Margareta Croatian Markéta Czech Margareta, Margit, Margrethe, Grete, Grethe, Margarethe, Merete, Meta, Mette, Rita Danish Margareta, Margaretha, Margriet, Greet, Greetje, Griet, Margreet Dutch Maret, Margit Estonian Maarit, Margareta, Marketta, Margareeta, Reeta, Reetta Finnish Marguerite, Margaux, Margot French Margarida Galician Margarita Greek Margalit, Margalita Hebrew Margaréta, Margit, Gitta, Gréta, Rita Hungarian Margrét, Gréta Icelandic Mairéad Irish Margarita Late Roman Margreet, Greet Limburgish Margaid, Paaie Manx Meggy Medieval English Margareta, Margit, Margrete, Margrethe, Grete, Grethe, Marit, Marita, Meta, Mette, Rita Norwegian Margarida Occitan Małgorzata, Gosia, Małgosia, Marzena Polish Margarida, Rita Portuguese Margareta Romanian Margarita Russian Maighread, Mairead, Maisie, Marsaili, Mysie, Peigi Scottish Margaréta, Margita, Markéta Slovak Margareta, Marjeta Slovene Margarita, Rita Spanish Marged, Mererid, Mared, Megan Welsh
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Entry updated February 12, 2018   Contribute