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Meaning and Name Origin

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


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)

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Gretta and related names. Popular varying forms of Gretta (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 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 and has become much lower since, with the versions Gretchen, Rita, Meta and Greta becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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.