Greta: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Greta

Greta

Pronunciation: GREH-tə (key)

Origin of the name Greta:

A short form of Margarethe (a pearl), Greta is also commonly bestowed as an independent given name.

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Comments and insights on the name Greta: | Edit

Greta is such a sweet name, yet it works well on a serious adult.

Personal experiences with the name Greta: | Edit

My Grandmother named me and I really like my name. It is uncommon but not so much that it can not be pronounced.

Nicknames for Greta: | Edit

Gret, Gretal,

Meanings and history of the name Greta: | Edit

It is of German origin. Short form of Margaret (Greek) "pearl".

Famous real-life people named Greta: | Edit

Greta Garbo, actress
Greta Van Susteren, journalist
Greta Scacchi, Italian-English actress
Daughter of Phoebe Cates and Kevin Klein

Greta in song, story & screen: | Edit

Greta von Amberg, character on the soap opera "Days of our Lives"
In the movie Liar, Liar with Jim Carrey, his secretary is named Greta.

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