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What does Grete mean?

Grete Pronunciation of Grete [grete] as a girls' name means "pearl". Grete is an alternate form of Greta (German, Greek): short transcription of Margaret. See also Gretel.


Grete has 1 variant: Grette.

11 more related forms via Greta: Greeta, Gretal, Gretchen, Gretel, Gretha, Grethe, Grethel, Gretna, Gretta, Grietje and Gryta.

Creative forms:
(female) Grede, Gretea, ..

(male) Gredo, Greme, ..

Middle name pairings:
Grete Marian (G.M.), ..

How popular is Grete?

Grete is an uncommon first name for women. Grete is an equally unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Grete (outside Top 2000) are Greta (#573 from recent data), Gretchen (#1431) and Gretta. Other variants, like Gryta, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Grete was widespread in the 1970s (median #974) and is now significantly less, with the form Gretchen falling out of fashion. Greta is the most trendy girl name in this compilation. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Arete, Arette, Brette, Geeta, Gene, Gerte, Gitte, Grace, Grata, Greer, Gretl and Orette. These names tend to be more commonly used than Grete.

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