What 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]
How 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)