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Meaning and name origin
Greta \g-re-ta\ as a girl's name is pronounced GREH-tah. It is of German origin. Short form of Margaret (Greek) "pearl". Made famous by actress Greta Garbo. Marathon runner Greta Waitz.
Greta has 13 variant forms: Greeta, Gretal, Gretchen, Grete, Gretel, Gretha, Grethe, Grethel, Gretna, Gretta, Grette, Grietje and Gryta.
Greta is a very popular first name for females (#728 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Greta for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Greta and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Greta, Gretchen and Margaret. (2014 statistics).
Greta is also pronounced similarly to Grata. Other suggested similar baby names are Areta, Geeta, Gerta, Gratia, Gretl and Oreta. These names tend to be less commonly used than Greta.