Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. MEH-ta(German)
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Meaning & History

German, Scandinavian and Slovene short form of Margaret.

Related Names

VariantsGreta, Gretchen, Grete, Marga(German) Grete, Grethe, Mette(Danish) Greta, Märta(Swedish)
DiminutiveGretel(German)
Other Languages & CulturesRetha(Afrikaans) Margarita(Albanian) Margarid, Margarit(Armenian) Marharyta(Belarusian) Margarita(Bulgarian) Margarida(Catalan) Margareta(Croatian) Markéta, Gita, Margita(Czech) Margaretha, Margriet, Greet, Greetje, Griet, Marga, Margreet, Marit(Dutch) Margaret, Margery, Greta, Gretchen, Gretta, Jorie, Madge, Mae, Maegan, Maeghan, Maggie, Maisie, Mamie, Margaretta, Marge, Margie, Margo, Marje, Marjorie, Marjory, May, Mayme, Meagan, Meaghan, Meg, Megan, Meghan, Midge, Mysie, Peg, Peggie, Peggy, Retha, Rita(English) Maisy(English (British)) Maret, Margit, Mare, Margareeta, Marge, Merit, Reet, Rita(Estonian) Maarit, Margareta, Marketta, Margareeta, Reeta, Reetta(Finnish) Marguerite, Margaux, Margot, Mégane(French) Margarida(Galician) Margarita(Greek) Margalit, Margalita(Hebrew) Margaréta, Margit, Gitta, Gréta, Rita(Hungarian) Margrét, Gréta(Icelandic) Máighréad, Máiréad, Mairéad(Irish) Margherita, Greta, Rita(Italian) Margarita(Late Roman) Margarita, Rita(Latvian) Margreet, Greet(Limburgish) Margarita, Greta, Rita(Lithuanian) Margaid, Paaie(Manx) Meggy(Medieval English) Margit, Margrete, Margrethe, Grete, Grethe, Marit, Marita, Merete, Mette, Rita(Norwegian) Margarida(Occitan) Małgorzata, Gosia, Greta, Małgosia, Marzena(Polish) Margarida, Rita(Portuguese) Margareta(Romanian) Margarita(Russian) Maisie(Scottish) Maighread, Mairead, Marsaili, Peigi(Scottish Gaelic) Margaréta, Margita(Slovak) Margarita, Rita(Spanish) Marharyta(Ukrainian) Marged, Mererid, Mared, Megan(Welsh)
User SubmissionsMéta, Mėta, Meta

Popularity

People think this name is

informal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   simple   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Estonia: March 14
Latvia: December 2
Lithuania: June 6 (as Mėta)

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Entry updated April 25, 2021