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What does Meta mean?

Meta Pronunciation of Meta [meta] as a girls' name is of German and Greek origin, and the meaning of Meta is "pearl". Short form of Margaret. Mostly German use.

Associated with: greek.


18 relations via Margaret: Greta, Gretal, Gretl, Gretta, Mag, Maiga, Marg, Marga, Marketa, Meg, Megan, Meggi, Meggy, Meghan, Mette, Meyta, Peg and Rita.

Creative forms:
(female) Matta, Mota, ..

(male) Medou, Meto, ..

Middle name pairings:
Meta Cameron (M.C.), ..

How popular is Meta?

Meta is a very prominent first name for women (#1668 out of 4276, Top 39%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#70052 out of 150436, Top 47%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Meta reached its apex rank of #245 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Meta name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Meta outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Meta are Margaret (#154 via latest list), Megan (#384), Greta (#573), Meghan (#1087), Rita (#1282), Peg, Gretta and Meg. Adoption of these relations of Meta was widespread 125 years ago (usage of 4.5%) and is now significantly reduced (usage 0.2%, 95%). Margaret has been the top favorite, although Greta seems to be gaining favor too, while versions such as Margaret are now somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Meta, Greta, Gretta, Margaret, Meg in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Megan, Meghan, Peg, Rita in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Meta is pronounced similarly to Mata, Mattea, Matti, Mattia and Matty. Other suggested similar names are Aleta, Aneta, Areta, Asta, Beta, Delta, Esta, Etta, Geeta, Hetta, Ita, Iveta, Kata, Leta, Mada, Maeja, Maja, Marta, Mat, Matha, Maya, Mea, Mead, Mecca, Meda, Medea, Media, Meeka, Meena, Meera, Meerta, Mei, Meica, Mela, Melba, Melya, Mena, Mera, Merl, Merla, Mesa, Meya, Mia, Mila, Mirta, Mitra, Moja, Mona, Moya, Myka, Nata, Neta, Netta, Oleta, Oreta, Peta, Reeta, Reta, Rheta, Rieta, Ruta, Teeta, Theta, Tyta, Uta, Veta, Vita, Yuta, Zeta and Zyta. These names tend to be less commonly used than Meta.

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in meaning and etymology.