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What does Gretta mean?

Gretta \g-retta, gr(et)-ta\ as a girls' name is of German and Greek origin, and Gretta means "pearl". Gretta is a variation of Greta (German, Greek): short form of Margaret.


Gretta has 2 variants: Greeta and Gryta.

Gretta has 21 more related forms via Greta, Margaret: Gretal, Gretchen, Grete, Gretel, Gretha, Grethe, Grethel, Gretl, Gretna, Grette, Grietje, Margette, Margita, Marketa, Marketta, Markita, Marquetta, Meta, Mette, Meyta and Rita.


Gretta is a very prominent first name for women (#2079 out of 4276, Top 49%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Popular varying forms of Gretta (#unlisted) are Margaret (#169 in 2014), Greta (#594), Rita, Meta and Gretchen. Usage of these girl names was at its highest during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.6818%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.2474%, down 63.7%), with the versions Gretchen, Meta, Rita and Greta becoming less stylish. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Gretta and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Greta, Gretchen, Margaret, Meta, Rita in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Gretta is pronounced similarly to Grata. Other recommended similar baby names are Aretta, Bretta, Gerta, Gratia and Oretta. These names tend to be less frequently used than Gretta.