Greta Name Meaning & Origin

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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Gretchen, Gretel

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Comments and insights on the name Greta

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

Personal experiences with the name Greta

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

Gret, Gretal, Groot

Meanings and history of the name Greta

Scandinavian short form of Margaret (Greek) "pearl".

Famous real-life people named Greta

Greta Gerwig, American actress and filmmaker
Greta Garbo, Swedish-American actress
Greta Thunberg (b. 2003), Swedish climate change activist and Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2019
Greta Van Susteren, American journalist
Greta Scacchi, Italian-English actress
Greta Kline (b. 1994), daughter of American actor Kevin Kline and model Phoebe Cates; better known by her stage name Frankie Cosmos.
Greta Burrell (b. 2012), daughter of American actor and comedian Ty Burrell
Greta Lilia Bean (b. 2018), daughter of American actress Lyndsy Fonseca

Greta in song, story & screen

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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