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Grethe

What does Grethe mean?

Grethe Pronunciation of Grethe [grethe] as a name for girls. The meaning of the name Grethe is "pearl". Grethe is an alternate spelling of Greta (German, Greek): short transcription of Margaret.

Variations

12 relations via Greta: Greeta, Gretal, Gretchen, Grete, Gretel, Gretha, Grethel, Gretna, Gretta, Grette, Grietje and Gryta.

Creative forms:
(female) Glethe, ..

(male) Grele, Greth, ..

Middle name pairings:
Grethe Tess (G.T.), ..

How popular is Grethe?

Grethe is an unusual given name for women. Grethe is an equivalently unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Greta (#573 the previous year), Gretchen (#1431) and Gretta are the popular varying forms of Grethe (not ranked). Other variants, like Gretha, are seldom used. These relations of Grethe were favored in the 1970s (average #974) and are now much less conventional, with the version Gretchen becoming less in vogue. Gretchen is more familiar than the rest, although Greta seems to be getting popular too. (Top Baby 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 Agathe, Agnethe, Anthe, Arete, Aretha, Arette, Berthe, Blithe, Blythe, Brette, Brighe, Carlethe, Cathe, Edithe, Edythe, Faithe, Faythe, Gaelle, Gaetane, Garnette, Geegee, Geertje, Geeta, Genae, Gene, Genette, Genie, Gerde, Gerie, Gerte, Gertie, Gilette, Ginette, Githa, Gitte, Glenne, Grace, Gracee, Gracie, Grata, Gratia, Grayce, Greer, Gretl, Gustha, Gytha, Ianthe, Kaethe, Kathe, Leithe, Lethe, Marthe, Olathe, Oretha, Orette, Ruthe and Xanthe. These names tend to be more frequently used than Grethe.

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