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Also Judeo-Anglo-Norman.
Source: Seror, Simon "Les noms des femmes juives en Angleterre au Moyen Âge".
Frollein Gladys  4/12/2021
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Greta Gris is the Swedish name of Peppa Pig.
― Anonymous User  2/24/2021
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Greta is a nice name, and I like it a lot. I don't have a bad association with Greta Thunberg, and I like her cause, however I don't think I could ever become a Vegan. I like meat too much. She's a month older than me I believe. Greta Garbo is a wonderful association, I don't mind that either.
Anders1234  12/4/2020
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Karina and Greta make great names for twins in my opinion.
Anders1234  11/2/2020
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Also Estonian: https://et.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greta
Frollein Gladys  7/23/2020
2
I love this name. It’s adorable and ages well! I don’t know why, but I think Greta and Calvin would make great twins!
Tatumarore  6/3/2020
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I love this name. Greta is an Old World name long tied to the exotic, iconic Garbo. Greta is a beautiful name sophisticated with a touch of retro glamour. Greta is Margarete. Related names include Daisy, Greta, Gretchen, Madge, Mae, Mag, Magee, Margarita, Margareta, Margarida, Marge, Margery, Marget, Margo, Margot, Marjorie, Marjory, Matge, May, Meg, Megan, Mairead, Mer, Meta, Rita...
It is a strong name. Who remembers Margaret Thatcher?
You can find Greta in Goethe's Faust, Margarita in Bulgakov "Master and Margarita". Definitely a beautiful and sophisticated name with a long history.
Keklik  5/20/2020
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I think this is a lovely vintage name.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2020
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I'm German and I don't even like this name. Sounds too rough and unpleasant. I much prefer Karla and Ingrid.
― Anonymous User  2/28/2020
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Greta sounds like a villain name.
― Anonymous User  1/9/2020
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I don’t like it, sorry. It’s not about being a witch name but the unpleasant sound.
nylonpanda  10/27/2019
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I dislike Greta and its sound. It reminds me 'gretta' that in Italian means "mean; stingy; small-minded".

Despite this fact Greta is very popular being #8 in 2017. Overly popular in my opinion.

Currently Greta Thunberg is my main association with it. Good but not enough to make the name pleasant.
Felie  9/24/2019
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Greta Thunberg (b. 2003) is a Swedish activist.
wh0sbad  9/14/2019
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Greta is a very common name for girls in Italy, it was the 8th most popular name for girls born in Italy in 2017. I find it very cute and elegant at the same time, it makes me think about a beautiful little girl with braids.
Pan di Stelle 95  9/5/2019
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I just don't like it for some reason. I am not a huge fan of G names, so perhaps that is why.
― Anonymous User  6/16/2019
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It means Pearl.
― Anonymous User  3/9/2019
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I like this name but I like it better spelled Gretta. Though this name seems a bit too harsh with consonants to my ears now.
jazzycritique  1/27/2019
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Greta is one of those names that makes me cringe at just hearing.
Azifa  12/14/2018
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My daughter's name, she's a little cracker and I love it.
Mawds7  10/4/2018
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Oh so beautiful.
kayisforkeen  8/14/2018
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My little sister is named Greta and she and the name are cute and pretty.
Aquatic  8/3/2018
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Common in Lithuania. [noted -ed]
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  9/17/2017
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Greta is a very gorgeous name! It sounds sophisticated, classy, and elegant. It stands out as an international and universal name that sounds lovely in all languages and does not require a translation. In the US, it remains a gem to be discovered! It is appreciated and has become quite popular in many European countries.
― Anonymous User  8/4/2016
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This name is simply beautiful. Every positive adjective can be used to describe it. If you are considering this name for your little girl (well in this case as a middle name), some combos I have that you more than welcome to take a look at are:

Ingrid Greta
Josephine Greta
Lauren Greta
Violet Greta.
― Anonymous User  4/24/2016
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Greta Salóme Stefánsdóttir (born 11 November 1986), known outside Iceland simply as Greta Salóme, is an Icelandic singer and a violinist in the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. She represented Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan, in a duet with singer Jónsi with the song "Never Forget". They qualified from the first semi-final into the Eurovision final and eventually finished in 20th place with 46 points. She will represent Iceland again, this time as a soloist, in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song "Hear Them Calling".
cutenose  3/13/2016
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This name really grew on me. I love the old Hollywood glamour association. Keira Knightley played a character named Gretta in the 2013 movie Begin Again.
― Anonymous User  9/24/2015
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Greta Gerwig is an American actress.
rasoir  7/30/2015
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Greta Gerwig, mentioned above, is also a film director known for her debut Lady Bird (2017). As of the 2018 ceremony, she is one of only five women to ever be nominated for directing at the Academy Awards.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2018
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GRETA IS AN AMAZING, UNIQUE, INTELLIGENT NAME, THAT'S WHY IT MEANS PEARL

That's just my opinion:)
― Anonymous User  6/23/2015
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My daughter is called Greta (short for Margaret). We have yet to meet another Greta. It's a name you either love or hate. I obviously think it's cute. I named her thinking she would have big brown eyes (like all her siblings) and a brown bob... out popped a little blue eyed blonde much like the great Greta Garbo.
oasismom  1/26/2015
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Greta Garbo (born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson [gre:ta lʊvi:sa]; 18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990), was a Swedish film actress and an international star and icon during Hollywood's silent and classic periods. Garbo was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Actress and received an honorary one in 1954 for her "luminous and unforgettable screen performances." She also won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress for both Anna Karenina (1935) and Camille (1936). In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Garbo fifth on their list of greatest female stars of all time, after Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn, and Ingrid Bergman.
sweetbabe  10/2/2014
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Greta Thyssen (born Greta Thygesen on March 30, 1933) is a Danish-born American film actress and former model. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, she appeared in films and television shows between 1956 and 1967.
sweetbabe  10/2/2014
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Greta Schröder (27 June 1892 – 13 April 1967) was a German actress. She is best known for the role of Thomas Hutter's wife and victim to Count Orlok in the 1922 silent film Nosferatu. In the fictionalized 2000 film, Shadow of the Vampire, she is portrayed as having been a famous actress during the making of Nosferatu, but in fact she was little known.
sweetbabe  10/2/2014
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Greta Keller-Bacon (February 8, 1903 – November 11, 1977) was a cabaret singer and actress.
sweetbabe  10/2/2014
2
Greta Chi (born Chi Ke Ping, in Copenhagen, Denmark), is an actress who was active in the 1960s and 1970s in the U.S.
sweetbabe  10/2/2014
4
I used to think of an old German woman when I heard this, but now I love it. I'm using it as a character in a book.
Quamalamalam  12/7/2013
1
Greta Ohlsson is one of the characters of Agatha Christie's famous novel "Murder on the Orient Express".
CarolinW  6/17/2012
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Greta Van Susteren hosts the Fox News show "On the Record."
― Anonymous User  2/3/2012
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I like the name Greta, but I don't know if I would consider using it. Maybe if I lived in another country. Two things come to mind when I hear the name: regret and granola... I get the regret part but granola?! I still don't know why I think of granola.
GibsonGirl  8/23/2011
1
Also a feminine name in Croatia.
goricar  8/4/2010
1
A famous bearer is Greta Gothard, who is an Irish step dancer/fiddler.
― Anonymous User  4/29/2009
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Greta Salpeter is a member (vocals/paino) of the indie band, The Hush Sound.
sharonrenee  2/7/2008
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Listen to the German pronunciation of Greta here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
_satu_  11/24/2006
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River Greta is a river in Cumbria, England. It is a tributary of the River Derwent and flows through the town of Keswick.
sweetbabe  11/21/2006
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My mum's name is Greta and is short for her full name Margaretta. She doesn't like her name but I think it would be quite cute on a little girl.
katie XX  9/11/2006
1
Greta Scacchi, the Italian-English actress, is a famous bearer.
Ylva  8/9/2006
1
Greta Catchlove is the author of the fictional book "Charm Your Own Cheese" from Harry Potter.
claraelizabethann  7/31/2006
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It does kind of grow on you. I taught an art class to a little girl named Greta. I like it a lot now.
claraelizabethann  7/25/2006
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I like this name a lot. Sure, it may be old-fashioned to some, but I can see it on a young person as well as someone older.
Brenna  7/25/2006
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I usually think of this sweet, wide-eyed little ingenue when I think of this name. And it ages well.
gaelruadh19  7/16/2006
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And of course, there is the lovely Swedish actress, the Sphinx of Hollywood, Greta Garbo.
ars musica  1/22/2006
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Greta Lovisa Gustafsson, aka Greta Garbo.
Rockos_Modern_Life_1  3/23/2007
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Greta is the Swedish form of Gretel, Hansel & Gretel are called Hans and Greta.
― Anonymous User  1/5/2006
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I love this name. At first I thought it wasn't anything special but it kinda grows on you.
ezy_lou  12/10/2005

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