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pinWhat does Gretta mean?

Gretta /gret-ta/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and Gretta means "pearl". Gretta is an alternate spelling of Greta (German, Greek): short transcription of Margaret. Compare last name Grata.


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.

Kreatif forms: Gretga, Gretla. [more]

pinHow popular is Gretta?

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 (not ranked) are Margaret (#169 in 2014), Greta (#594), Rita, Meta and Gretchen. Forms like Grietje are uncommon. 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%, 63.7% less), 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.

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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.