Greta for baby girl??


What are your honest thoughts/opinions on the name Greta for our baby girl?  I have mentioned the name to a few people and their reaction was not great.  However, one of my co-workers has a 2 year old named Greta and i think it is adorable. 

Do you think Greta is considered one of those old lady chick names that has come back?

Thanks in advance!


November 24, 2015 2:40 PM

I think Greta is lovely. We had it on the list for a while. An American friend said it sounded "very Brooklyn" to her, and a German thought it sounded like an ancient woman, but I think it has a great sound anD ambiance.

November 24, 2015 3:07 PM

I prefer it as a nickname for Marg(a)reta, but I would be delighted to meet a young Greta. It's currently as popular as it has ever been (matching the numbers from a previous spike circa 1930), so yes, it's definitely an old lady name that has come back.

November 24, 2015 3:53 PM

I think it's great! Personally I'd put Margaret on the birth certificate, but I think it stands alone just fine if you prefer that. It's adorable for a little girl, and my main association is Greta Garbo, so it also has a glamorous feel that would work well for a woman.

November 24, 2015 7:27 PM

I think Greta is pretty and would fit in well with other vintage revival names.  Like others, I would probably use Margaret or Margreta on the birth certificate, but I just prefer lots of options.  I think of Greta in the same group as Eliza, nicknames that can also work as stand alone names.

November 24, 2015 10:56 PM

I used to babysit a little girl named Greta, and I thought it was the cutest name ever! She is in college now, so not part of the newer trend of old lady names coming back I don't think...I also knew a Greta when I was in college, probably born in the mid-80's. I think maybe Margaret sounds more old-lady to me than Greta.

Also, side note, I keep mis-typing Greta as "Great" haha. It's a nice typo for a name :-P

November 25, 2015 9:39 AM

I really like greta.

November 25, 2015 11:07 AM

I love Greta! It makes me think of the actress Greta Gerwig

By Eko
November 25, 2015 6:23 PM

I like Greta.

I don't really like Margaret though. How about Margot or Margaux? That's a pretty name in English imo. :-)

November 25, 2015 10:23 PM

I absolutely adore the name Greta. 

I'd use it in a heartbeat.

I think it's right in line with other vintage names, though not yet rediscovered. 


November 25, 2015 11:27 PM

Greta is a great name. I think it's come back (from being too unfashionable/dated) and is very usable. I think it works great as a stand-alone name as well as a nickname, and has a solid precedent of being used both ways, so it doesn't sound too informal to me.

i know a preteen called Greta who wears the name very well. She's well-loved and bubbly and her name suits her perfectly. I'd love to see the name on more children! 

November 26, 2015 1:00 AM

I prefer Greta standalone. 

November 26, 2015 6:06 AM

I think Greta is a beautiful name. (as others have said) It definitely fits with the other vintage comeback names. Personally I prefer it as a standalone name and my association is (Australian) the Winner of Junior Masterchef - who was obviously a child. The associtation is more a connection to preteens and younger than older ladies.