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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. GRE-tə(German)
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Meaning & History

German, Danish and Norwegian short form of MARGARET.
VariantsGreta, Gretchen, Meta(German) Grethe, Merete, Mette(Danish) Grethe, Mette(Norwegian)
DiminutiveGretel(German)
Other Languages & CulturesRetha(Afrikaans) Margarid, Margarit(Armenian) Margarita(Bulgarian) Margarida(Catalan) Margareta(Croatian) Markéta(Czech) Margareta, Margaretha, Margriet, Greet, Greetje, Griet, Margreet(Dutch) Margaret, Margery, Greta, Gretchen, Gretta, 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, Paaie(Manx) Meggy(Medieval English) 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) Margareta, Margit, Greta, Marit, Marita, Märta, Merit, Meta, Rita(Swedish) Marged, Mererid, Mared, Megan(Welsh)

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