GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: German, English
PRONOUNCED: GRET-khən (German), GRECH-ən (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

German diminutive of MARGARETA.


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VARIANTS: Greta, Grete, Meta (German)
DIMINUTIVE: Gretel (German)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Retha (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), Margherita, Greta, Rita (Italian), Margarita (Late Roman), Margreet, Greet (Limburgish), Margarita, Greta (Lithuanian), 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), Margareta, Margit, Greta, Marit, Marita, Märta, Merit, Meta, Rita (Swedish), Marged, Mererid, Mared, Megan (Welsh)
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