What does Greta mean?
Greta [gre-ta] as a girls' name is pronounced GREH-tah. It is of German and Greek origin, and the meaning of Greta is "pearl". Short form of Margaret. Made famous by actress Greta Garbo. Marathon runner Greta Waitz.
Associated with: greek.
(female) Grede, Gweta, ..
(male) Gregar, Greva, ..
How popular is Greta?
Greta is a very prominent first name for women (#728 out of 4276, Top 17%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the birth name history of Greta for girls. Greta reached its apex rank of #383 in the U.S. in the 1930s, and is at #573 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Gretchen (#1431 from recent data), Gretta, Margaret (#154), Meta and Rita (#1282) are the prominent related forms of Greta (#573 from recent data) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Meyta, are seldom used. These relations of Greta were at the peak of their popularity in the 1890s (usage of 4.5%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.2%, 96% less), with versions such as Rita becoming less in vogue. Greta is the most trendy name for newborns in this list.
Greta▲ is alike in pronunciation to Grata. Other recommended names are Aleta, Aneta, Areta, Aretta, Arleta, Beta, Bretta, Brieta, Brita, Cleta, Gaea, Geela, Geena, Geeta, Gena▼, Gerta, Ghita, Gita, Gitta, Gratia, Greer, Grenata, Gusta, Irita, Iveta, Leeta, Leta▼, Loreta, Neta, Oleta▼, Oreta, Oretta, Peta, Queta, Reeta, Reta▼, Rheta, Rieta, Teeta, Theta, Veeta, Veta, Zeeta and Zeta. These names tend to be less frequently used than Greta.See names in meaning and etymology.