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Name Gretchen

Meaning: the pearl

Gender: female

Languages of use: German

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Gretchen is a member of the name group Margarete:

Meaning/translation: the pearl

Language of origin: Old Greek


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

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