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

Diminutive of GRETE. It is well-known as a character from an 1812 Brothers Grimm fairy tale who is captured, with her brother Hansel, by a witch. The Grimm's story was based on earlier European folk tales.
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) Maisie, Maisy(English (British)) 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) Margarita(Latvian) 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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