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Greta 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 also pronounced similarly to Grata. Other suggested similar baby names are Areta, Geeta, Gerta, Gratia, Gretl and Oreta.
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Popularity of Greta
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).
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