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I love this name. At first I thought it wasn't anything special but it kinda grows on you.
ezy_lou  12/10/2005
Greta is the Swedish form of Gretel, Hansel & Gretel are called Hans and Greta.
― Anonymous User  1/5/2006
And of course, there is the lovely Swedish actress, the Sphinx of Hollywood, Greta Garbo.
ars musica  1/22/2006
Greta Lovisa Gustafsson, aka Greta Garbo.
Rockos_Modern_Life_1  3/23/2007
I usually think of this sweet, wide-eyed little ingenue when I think of this name. And it ages well.
gaelruadh19  7/16/2006
It does kind of grow on you. I taught an art class to a little girl named Greta. I like it a lot now.
claraelizabethann  7/25/2006
I like this name a lot. Sure, it may be old-fashioned to some, but I can see it on a young person as well as someone older.
Brenna  7/25/2006
Greta Catchlove is the author of the fictional book "Charm Your Own Cheese" from Harry Potter.
claraelizabethann  7/31/2006
Greta Scacchi, the Italian-English actress, is a famous bearer.
Ylva  8/9/2006
My mum's name is Greta and is short for her full name Margaretta. She doesn't like her name but I think it would be quite cute on a little girl.
katie XX  9/11/2006
River Greta is a river in Cumbria, England. It is a tributary of the River Derwent and flows through the town of Keswick.
sweetbabe  11/21/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Greta here:
_satu_  11/24/2006
Greta Salpeter is a member (vocals/paino) of the indie band, The Hush Sound.
sharonrenee  2/7/2008
A famous bearer is Greta Gothard, who is an Irish step dancer/fiddler.
― Anonymous User  4/29/2009
Also a feminine name in Croatia.
goricar  8/4/2010
I like the name Greta, but I don't know if I would consider using it. Maybe if I lived in another country. Two things come to mind when I hear the name: regret and granola... I get the regret part but granola?! I still don't know why I think of granola.
GibsonGirl  8/23/2011
Greta Van Susteren hosts the Fox News show "On the Record."
― Anonymous User  2/3/2012
Greta Ohlsson is one of the characters of Agatha Christie's famous novel "Murder on the Orient Express".
CarolinW  6/17/2012
I used to think of an old German woman when I heard this, but now I love it. I'm using it as a character in a book.
Quamalamalam  12/7/2013
Greta Garbo (born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson [gre:ta lʊvi:sa]; 18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990), was a Swedish film actress and an international star and icon during Hollywood's silent and classic periods. Garbo was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Actress and received an honorary one in 1954 for her "luminous and unforgettable screen performances." She also won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress for both Anna Karenina (1935) and Camille (1936). In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Garbo fifth on their list of greatest female stars of all time, after Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn, and Ingrid Bergman.
sweetbabe  10/2/2014
Greta Thyssen (born Greta Thygesen on March 30, 1933) is a Danish-born American film actress and former model. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, she appeared in films and television shows between 1956 and 1967.
sweetbabe  10/2/2014
Greta Schröder (27 June 1892 – 13 April 1967) was a German actress. She is best known for the role of Thomas Hutter's wife and victim to Count Orlok in the 1922 silent film Nosferatu. In the fictionalized 2000 film, Shadow of the Vampire, she is portrayed as having been a famous actress during the making of Nosferatu, but in fact she was little known.
sweetbabe  10/2/2014
Greta Keller-Bacon (February 8, 1903 – November 11, 1977) was a cabaret singer and actress.
sweetbabe  10/2/2014
Greta Chi (born Chi Ke Ping, in Copenhagen, Denmark), is an actress who was active in the 1960s and 1970s in the U.S.
sweetbabe  10/2/2014
My daughter is called Greta (short for Margaret). We have yet to meet another Greta. It's a name you either love or hate. I obviously think it's cute. I named her thinking she would have big brown eyes (like all her siblings) and a brown bob... out popped a little blue eyed blonde much like the great Greta Garbo.
oasismom  1/26/2015

That's just my opinion:)
― Anonymous User  6/23/2015
Greta Gerwig is an American actress.
rasoir  7/30/2015
This name really grew on me. I love the old Hollywood glamour association. Keira Knightley played a character named Gretta in the 2013 movie Begin Again.
― Anonymous User  9/24/2015
Greta Salóme Stefánsdóttir (born 11 November 1986), known outside Iceland simply as Greta Salóme, is an Icelandic singer and a violinist in the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. She represented Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan, in a duet with singer Jónsi with the song "Never Forget". They qualified from the first semi-final into the Eurovision final and eventually finished in 20th place with 46 points. She will represent Iceland again, this time as a soloist, in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song "Hear Them Calling".
cutenose  3/13/2016
This name is simply beautiful. Every positive adjective can be used to describe it. If you are considering this name for your little girl (well in this case as a middle name), some combos I have that you more than welcome to take a look at are:

Ingrid Greta
Josephine Greta
Lauren Greta
Violet Greta.
― Anonymous User  4/24/2016
Greta is a very gorgeous name! It sounds sophisticated, classy, and elegant. It stands out as an international and universal name that sounds lovely in all languages and does not require a translation. In the US, it remains a gem to be discovered! It is appreciated and has become quite popular in many European countries.
― Anonymous User  8/4/2016
Common in Lithuania. [noted -ed]
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  9/17/2017

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