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What does Gretha mean?

Gretha Pronunciation of Gretha [gretha] as a name for girls has the meaning "pearl". Gretha is an alternate spelling of Greta (German, Greek): short variant of Margaret.


12 alternative forms via Greta: Greeta, Gretal, Gretchen, Grete, Gretel, Grethe, Grethel, Gretna, Gretta, Grette, Grietje and Gryta.

Creative forms:
(female) Gaetha, Geetha, ..

(male) Greca, Greton, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gretha Sawyer (G.S.), ..

How popular is Gretha?

Gretha is an unusual given name for women. Gretha is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Gretha (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Greta (#573 last year), Gretchen (#1431) and Gretta. Other variants, like Grete, are seldom used. These relations of Gretha were at the peak of their popularity 5 decades ago (median #974) and are now much less common, with the version Gretchen becoming less stylish. Greta is the most fashionable name for newborns in this compilation. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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 Agetha, Aletha, Areta, Aretha, Aretta, Arletha, Artha, Betha, Bretta, Ertha, Geerda (see Gerda), Geeta, Gerda, Gerta, Githa, Grata, Gratia, Gretl, Gustha, Gytha, Laretha, Letha, Oletha, Oreta, Oretha, Oretta and Retha. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gretha.

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