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Gretta is a sweet classic baby name for girls. As a melodic derivative of one of the most popular names of all time, Gretta is a likely choice for the leading ladies of popular culture. Gretta DeMille was the name of a character in the Ghostbusters series, and Gretta Lou is the protagonist of the eponymous children's mystery series. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Gretta:

Greek: Pearl

Origin of the name Gretta:

Gretta is a diminutive of the name Margaretta. This name derives from the Greek word μαργαρίτης (margarites) and means “pearl.”

Symbolism of the name Gretta:

Gretta originated as a pet name of Margaretta (meaning “pearl”). Margaretta was the Middle Latin variation of the Greek word for this gemstone (μαργαρίτης). Since the meaning of this name indicates a rare gem of great value, various spellings like Margaret and Margarita have become some of the most popular female names of all time. The Latin symbol of the pearl is the marine oyster.

Style of the name Gretta:


Gender of the name Gretta:

Gretta is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Gretta:


Number of syllables in the name Gretta:


Emotion evoked from the name Gretta:

The name Gretta evokes feelings of gratitude and grace.

Alternative spellings for the name Gretta:

Nicknames for the name Gretta:

  • Gret
  • Grettie
  • Gretty
  • Retta

Popularity of the name Gretta:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Gretta was the 4,227th most popular baby name for girls in 2020.

Related names for the name Gretta:

Great middle names for Gretta and their meanings:

  • Araceli (altar of heaven, altar of the sky)
  • Bellamy (beautiful friend)
  • Daphne (laurel tree)
  • Eliyanah (God has answered, sun, light)
  • Heidi (noble, nobility)
  • Ivy (climbing evergreen vine)
  • Liberty (freedom, independence)
  • Marni (rejoice, devoted to Mars, from the sea)
  • Novaleigh (new meadow)
  • Peyton (fighting man's estate)
  • Rhiannon (great queen)
  • Venus (love, beauty, delight)

Famous people with the name Gretta:

  • Gretta Aoun (actress)
  • Gretta Lange Bader (sculptor)
  • Gretta Cohn (television producer)
  • Gretta Monahan (fashion executive)
  • Gretta Pecl (marine ecologist)
  • Gretta Kehoe Quigley (professional camogie player)
  • Gretta Rose van Riel (Instagram entrepreneur)
  • Gretta Alegre Sarfaty (artist)
  • Gretta Francis Taylor (musician)
  • Gretta Ann Vosper (pastor)

Gretta in popular culture:

  • Gretta Lou (protagonist of the children's mystery series by Wendy Peek)
  • Gretta DeMille (character in the Ghostbusters series)
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