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Gender Feminine
Usage German
Pronounced Pron. GRE-təl
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Meaning & History

Diminutive of GRETE. This name is well-known as the character in Grimm's fairy tale who is captured, with her brother Hansel, by a witch.
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) Margaret, Margery, Greta, Gretchen, Jorie, Madge, Mae, Maggie, Mamie, Margaretta, Marge, Margie, Margo, Marje, Marjorie, Marjory, May, Mayme, Meg, Midge, Peg, Peggie, Peggy, Retha, Rita(English) 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(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(Scottish) Margaréta, Margita, Markéta(Slovak) Margareta, Marjeta(Slovene) Margarita, Rita(Spanish) Margareta, Margit, Greta, Marit, Marita, Märta, Merit, Meta, Rita(Swedish) Marged, Mererid, Mared(Welsh)

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