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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.ME-ta German
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Meaning & History

German and Scandinavian short form of MARGARET.
VariantsGreta, Gretchen, Grete German Greta, Märta Swedish
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 Marged, Mererid, Mared, Megan Welsh
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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute