Grete name meaning

✍  Updated on: March 20th, 2023
Gender: Girl
Origin: Old Greek
Usage: English, German, Scandinavian, Greenlandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Grete g-re-te
Meaning: Pearl
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What does Grete mean?

Unfamiliar Grete has its origin in Old Greek language is used as a girl name which is mainly used in Danish, Finnish, Greenlandic, Scandinavian, German, Norwegian, Swedish and English, Grete means "The Pearl".

Grete is derivative of Greta. Greta is short version of Marguerite. Greta is German, English and Austrian form of Margaret. Also Greta is form of Margreta in German language. Greta's meaning is A Pearl, The Pearl and Child of Light came from Old Greek.

Grete is a shortened form of Margarete. Margarete is variant form of virtuous, preeminent and imperishable Marguerite. Also Margarete is version of perpetual, sacred and pleasing Margareta. Originated from Latin and Old Greek, Atypical Margarete, meaning of Margarete is "Pearl, The Pearl and Russian Form of Margaret".

How do I pronounce Grete?

Three syllabled Grete is most commonly pronounced as g-re-te. The name can also be pronounced as greh-tuh.

Variants of Grete

Gretus, Margarete, Marguerite, Margareta, Griet, Margaret, Margarita, Magga, Maret, Marga

Middle Names for Grete

Stine, Nelle, Sheree, view more middle names that goes with Grete

Names that rhyme with Grete

How popular is the name Grete?

Grete is an uncommon baby name in United States where it had been in use since 1927 and peaked in 1931 when it ranked 3849th. Grete is a rare baby name in France where it may not be used now.

But Grete is a popular baby name in Germany where every 1 in 5000 have the name as well as in Austria. At least, 40000 people globally have been given the name as per our findings.

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Grete in Nordic countries

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Numerological aspects of Grete

You know yourself so well, that you always find a way to keep yourself amused. When you walk into a room, all eyes are you and you only. Share your knowledge and positive energy. It's what you are best at. When it comes to life goals, you are cautious and always plan precisely your next steps. You are never bored. Even when you are alone. You don't depend on anyone's understanding and support. Self-doubt won't help you realize your goals. Self-confidence and self-reliance will.

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  •  Callista - Originated from Old Greek, Unwonted Callista means "Kallistos Which Means Most Beautiful or Most Beautiful", particulary used in English, Finnish and German is used as a girl name
  •  Jürg - Origin of Jürg is in Old Greek is used mostly in Swedish and German, meaning of Jürg is "Earthworker, Farmer or Bauer" is given to boys
  •  Polycarpos is used in Swedish, Polycarpos means "Rich In Fruit :" used for boys is rooted from Greek
  •  Ghita - Curious and Modernistic Ghita has its origin in Old Greek and Greek is used notably in Finnish, Greenlandic and Norwegian, Ghita means "Pearl" is used as a baby girl name
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Sibling Names for Grete

If you've chosen the name Grete for your little one, congratulations! Now comes the fun part of picking out names for their siblings. We've compiled a list of beautiful and unique names that complement Grete perfectly. From classic to modern, there's something here for every family. Let's dive in!

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Famous people named Grete

  • Grete Ingeborg Nykkelmo, former biathlete and cross country skier
  • Grete Berget, Norwegian politician for the Labour Party
  • Grete Kirkeberg, retired Norwegian long-distance runner
  • Grete Rosenberg, German freestyle swimmer
  • Grete Heublein, German track and field athlete
  • Grete Waitz, Norwegian marathon runner and former world record holder
  • Grete Hermann, German mathematician and philosopher noted for her work
  • Grete Sultan, German-American pianist
  • Grete Knudsen, Norwegian politician for the Labour Party
  • Grete Mosheim, German film, theatre
  • Grete Faremo, former Norwegian politician
  • Grete Salomonsen in Yohan - Barnevandrer as Director
  • Gretel Killeen in Day 100: Finale as
  • Grete Weixler in Die Brillantenmieze, 1. Teil as Actress
  • Grete Winton in Síla lidskosti - Nicholas Winton as
  • Gretel Roenfeldt in Blixa Bargeld Stole My Cowboy Boots as Actress
  • Grete Havnesköld in Frostbiten as Actress
  • Gretel Sharp in San Andreas as Actress
  • Grete Stern was a German-born designer and photographer nationalized in Argentina, a student at the Bauhaus School.
  • Actor Grete Anthonsen, renowned for movie Storfolk og småfolk
  • Grete Bendix played the significant character of Jomfru Ildløs in 1940 drama, history flick Jens Langkniv.
  • Grete Berger characterized leading role of Puck in 1914 flick Ein Sommernachtstraum in unserer Zeit.
  • In 1923 movie, Und dennoch kam das Glück, Grete Diercks characterized N.
  • Grete Felsing, from 1931 flick Seine Freundin Annette, who played Tante Amalie.
  • In 1931, Grete Natzler characterized the role of Fanny Elssler in drama, history movie Der Herzog von Reichstadt.
  • In 1928, Grete Reinwald played the role of N in drama film Schenk mir das Leben.
  • In 1914, Grete Wiesenthal characterized the role of Tänzerin, genannt 'Die goldene Fliege' In movie Die goldene Fliege.
  • In 1922, Grete Hollmann portrayed the role of N in drama film Das ungeschriebene Gesetz.
  • Grete Gerhardt played leading character of N in 1918 film Seelen in Ketten.
  • Grete Volkmar portrayed the small character of N in 1920 drama flick Alpentragödie.
  • Grete Sandheim portrayed the key character of N in 1921 movie Die kleine Midinette.
  • In 1921 movie, Ironie des Schicksals, Grete Körner characterized Lotte.

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