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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. GREH-ta(German, Italian, Swedish, Polish)
GREHT-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).

Related Names

VariantsGretchen, Grete, Meta(German) Rita(Italian) Märta, Meta(Swedish) Gosia, Małgosia, Marzena(Polish) Gretta(English)
DiminutiveGretel(German)
Other Languages & CulturesRetha(Afrikaans) Margarid, Margarit(Armenian) Marharyta(Belarusian) Margarita(Bulgarian) Margarida(Catalan) Margareta(Croatian) Markéta(Czech) Margareta, Margit, Margrethe, Grete, Grethe, Margarethe, Merete, Meta, Mette, Rita(Danish) Margaretha, Margriet, Greet, Greetje, Griet, Margreet(Dutch) Maret, Margit, Mare, Margareeta, Reet(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) Margarita, Rita(Latvian) Margreet, Greet(Limburgish) Margaid, Paaie(Manx) Meggy(Medieval English) Margareta, Margit, Margrete, Margrethe, Grete, Grethe, Marit, Marita, Meta, Mette, Rita(Norwegian) Margarida(Occitan) Margarida, Rita(Portuguese) Margareta(Romanian) Margarita(Russian) Maighread, Mairead, Maisie, Marsaili, Mysie, Peigi(Scottish) Margaréta, Margita, Markéta(Slovak) Margareta, Marjeta(Slovene) Margarita, Rita(Spanish) Marharyta(Ukrainian) Marged, Mererid, Mared, Megan(Welsh)
Same SpellingGréta
User SubmissionGrēta

Popularity

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   serious   nerdy  
Estonia: July 13
Hungary: June 10 (as Gréta)
Poland: January 12
Sweden: July 20

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