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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. GREH-ta(German, Italian, Swedish)
GREHT-ə(English)
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Meaning & History

Short form of MARGARETA. A famous bearer of this name was the Swedish actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990).
VariantsGretchen, Grete, Meta(German) Rita(Italian) Märta, Meta(Swedish) Gretta(English)
DiminutiveGretel(German)
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) 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) Margarita(Late Roman) Margarita(Latvian) Margreet, Greet(Limburgish) 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) Marged, Mererid, Mared, Megan(Welsh)
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