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In Tracy Chevalier's novel "Girl with a Pearl Earring," the title character is named Griet.
Melusine  5/2/2006
Also there is a film of that novel. Scarlett Johansson portrays Griet and Colin Firth is Johannes Vermeer.
Surreal  1/7/2007
This name is also used in Limburgish.
Lucille  10/18/2008
Also a Greek name, which means "pearl". Hence the "girl with a pearl earring", I guess.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2008

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