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What does Gretl mean?

Gretl Pronunciation of Gretl [gretl] as a name for girls is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Gretl is "pearl". Gretl is a version of Margaret (Greek): a saint's name.



VARIANTS Gretel, Gretal

RELATIONS VIA MARGARET Greta, Grethel, Gretta, Grette, Meta

(female) Geetl, Gretly, ..

(male) Grege, Gretli, ..

Gretl Livia (G.L.), ..

How popular is Gretl?

Gretl is an unusual first name for women. Gretl is also an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Greta (#573 VIA LATEST LIST), Gretta, Margaret (#154) and Meta are the prominent alternative forms of Gretl (NOT RANKED). These relations of Gretl were popular with parents during 1890-1899 (AVERAGE #492) and are now much less common (#1181, 96.3%), with versions like Margaret becoming less trendy. Margaret is the firm favorite, although Greta appears to be becoming a favorite too. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

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

Suggested similar names are Gael, Geeta, Grata, Greer, Greeta, Grete, Gretha, Grethe, Gretna and Gryta (see Greta). Like Gretl, these names are not frequently used.

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