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What does Gretal mean?

Gretal Pronunciation of Gretal [gre-tal] as a girls' name has its root in Greek, and the name Gretal means "pearl". Gretal is a version of Greta (German, Greek): pet form of Margaret.



VARIANTS Gretl, Gretel

RELATED FORMS VIA GRETA, MARGARET Greeta, Grete, Gretha, Grethe, Grethel, Gretna, Gretta, Grette, Grietje, Gryta, Meta



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How popular is Gretal?

Gretal is a rare first name for females. Gretal is an equally rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Gretal (NOT RANKED) listed in the Top 2000 are Margaret (#154 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Greta (#573), Meta and Gretta. Other forms, like Gretna, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Gretal was widespread among parents in the 1890s (AVERAGE #492) and is now much reduced (#1181, 96.3%), with versions such as Margaret going out of style. Greta is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this compilation. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Greta, Gretta, Margaret, Meta in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Greta, Margaret outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Abeetal (see Abital), Abital, Areta, Atal, Avital, Cristal, Crystal, Gaea, Gael, Gaetana, Gaetane, Gal, Geela, Geelah, Geelan, Geena, Geeta, Gena, Genae, Gerta, Ghita, Gita, Gitta, Grata, Gratia, Greer, Grenada, Grenata, Grisel, Grizel, Gusta, Kristal, Krystal, Meral, Oreta and Teal. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gretal.

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