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What does Grethel mean?

Grethel Pronunciation of Grethel [grethel] as a girls' name has its root in Greek, and Grethel means "pearl". Grethel is a variant form of Greta (German, Greek): short variant of Margaret.

Associated with: greek.


11 different relations via Greta, Margaret: Gretal, Gretchen, Grete, Gretel, Gretha, Grethe, Gretl, Gretna, Gretta, Grette and Grietje.

Creative forms:
(female) Grethna, Grethne, ..

(male) Grether, Grethry, ..

Middle name pairings:
Grethel Zion (G.Z.), ..

How popular is Grethel?

Grethel is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Grethel is an equally unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Greta (#573 via latest list), Gretchen (#1431), Gretta and Margaret (#154) are the prominent varying forms of Grethel (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Gretal, are uncommon. These forms of Grethel reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1890-1899 (median #551) and are now significantly less common (#1039, down 96%), with forms like Gretchen becoming less in vogue. Greta is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this list. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bethel, Bethuel, Erthel (see Eartha), Ethel, Freydel, Gratiela, Greer, Grisel, Grissel, Grizel and Raechel. These names tend to be more frequently used than Grethel.

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