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What does Mette mean?

Mette Pronunciation of Mette [mette] as a girls' name is of Greek derivation, and the name Mette means "pearl". Mette is an alternate form of Margaret (Greek): a saint's name.

Associated with: greek.


12 relations via Margaret: Gretta, Grette, Madge, Marge, Margette, Meg, Megan, Meggi, Meggie, Meggy, Meta and Meyta.

Creative forms:
(female) Melte, Mite, ..

(male) Mettai, Metti, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mette Aranza (M.A.), ..

How popular is Mette?

Mette is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#28648 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Mette (outside Top 2000) are Gretta, Madge, Margaret (#154 from current records), Marge, Meg, Megan (#384) and Meta. Other forms, like Meyta, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Mette was well-received in the 1890s (average #971) and is now significantly reduced (#1505, 96%), with forms like Megan becoming less fashionable. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gretta, Madge, Margaret, Marge, Meg in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Megan, Meta in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Mette is pronounced similarly to Mat. Other recommended names are Alette, Anette, Arette, Beate, Bente, Berte, Bette, Brette, Evette, Gerte, Gitte, Hette, Huette, Idette, Ivette, Jette, Joette, Lotte, Manette, Marette, Marte, Mattea, Matti, Mattie, Matty, Meade, Meave, Medie, Merle, Mertle, Minette, Mosette, Musette, Odette, Olette, Orette, Patte, Ryette, Utte, Wyette, Yette, Yuette and Yvette. These names tend to be more frequently used than Mette.

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