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Name Greta

Meaning:the pearlTools:

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About the name Greta in particular

Gender:female
Languages of use:German, Scandinavian, English
Is short form of:Margareta
US 2015 rank:#573     ... 571:Alayah, 572:Annika, 573:Greta, 574:Lilyana, 575:Kadence ...     Full US 2015 list
Similarly written:Gréta, Areta, Gresa, Grete, Reta, Reta, Agneta, Aneta, Aretha, Arjeta     Details
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About Margarete, the group of names with the same origin as Greta

Meaning/translation:the pearl
Language of origin:Old Greek
Info about origin:known in the Middle Ages as the name of Saint Margaret of Antioch (3th/4th century AD)
 the greek word margarites might come from a Persian word with the meaning child of light (from a belief that a pearl is a drop of dew transformed by moonlight)
Words:margarites = the pearl  Old Greek
Topics:14 Holy Helpers
Variants' top ranks:1:Margaret England+Wales 1944,  3:Megan England+Wales 1998,  4:Marit Norway 2015,  4:Malgorzata Poland 2012,  5:Margareta Sweden 2014,  5:Margarita Mexico 2008,  7:Rita Belgium 2013,  7:Greta Italy 2014,  7:Margrethe Greenland 2011,  8:Margit Hungary 2014
Name variants:Greta, Gréta, Gretchen, Grete, Gretel, Grethe, Grit, Gritli, Gritt, Gritta, Maarit, Maegan, Maggie, Maggy, Magret, Mairead, Maisie, Maisy, Malgorzata, Marga, Margaret, Margareta, Margarete, Margaretha, Margarethe, Margarida, Margarita, Margaritha, Margaux, Marge, Margery, Margherita, Margie, Margit, Margitta, Margot, Margret, Margrét, Margrete, Margreth, Margrethe, Margrit, Margrith, Margritha, Margrjet, Marguerite, Marit, Marjorie, Markéta, Märta, Meagan, Meaghan, Meg, Megan, Megane, Meggy, Meghan, Merete, Meta, Peggy, Reta, Rita   Sortable list   Details
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Belgium prevalence 2013 113
Germany/FrankfurtGraph2014 212010 28,  2009 29
ItalyGraph2015 8,  2014 72013 11,  2012 15,  2011 20,  2010 18,  2009 20,  2008 24
SwedenGraph2015 642014 68,  2013 76,  2012 85,  2011 92,  2010 88,  2009 94
Switzerland 1997 518
Switzerland/German 2014 191
Switzerland/Zurich 2012 24
USA yearlyGraph2015 5732014 594,  2013 594,  2012 643,  2011 684,  2010 666,  2009 694,  2008 695,  2007 674,  2006 686,  2005 684,  2004 707,  2003 694,  2002 755,  2001 828,  2000 756,  1999 854
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