Gretel meaning and origin

Gender: Girl
Origin: Old Greek
Usage: English, German, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: \"pronunciation
Meaning: Form of Margaret, Child of Light and The Pearl
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Rare girl name Gretel is originated from Old Greek, meaning of Gretel is "Form of Margaret, Child of Light or Pearl" is predominantly used in German, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English and Finnish. Also Gretel is equivalent of Greta in German and English languages. Gretel is celebrated on November 16.

Is Gretel good as a baby name We all know Greta is pretty common, and given the tender vibe and the meaning, it's a name that lives on, but what about Gretel? Gretel is a variation of Greta, holing the same meaning, and while it's not as popular due to the fact that it ends with an "l", it still is the name that will ring a bell. Gretel, like Greta means "pearl" and while you get different variations of this name, one cannot avoid it, for the meaning is more than splendid, just the way you would wish your daughter to be treated in the life.

Variants of Gretel

Gretell, Marguerite, Greta, Margaret, Margarita, Griet, Margreta, Ghita, Greet, Grieta, Margaux, Mamie, Tita, Margueritte, Annemargaret, Margareta, Margarit, Grit, Magreta

View middle names that goes with Gretel like Noreen, Sondra, Daenerys, Lavender, Eleanora, Leatrice,

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Popularity of Gretel

Gretel is a familiar baby name in United States, it has been in use since 1915 and was able to reach the top 3000 names. In 2014, it ranked 2730th when 63 girl were named Gretel. Over 1166 people have been named Gretel in United States. Gretel is an uncommon baby name in England and Wales where it has been in use since 1996 and peaked in 2014 when it ranked 2314th. Also, in France, it has been in use since 1968 and achieved its top most rank of 1348 in 1972.

But Gretel is a popular baby name in Germany where every 1 in 8000 have the name. At least, 20000 people globally have carried Gretel as their given name according to our estimate.

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Numerological analysis of Gretel

People find you attractive because of your mysterious private life and self-confident approach to everything. You often get involved with people who have a hard time to express how they actually feel. When it comes to romantic relationships, you are a passionate lover. Your methods of handling relationships are proven. Your mood depends on your thoughts, while they depend on songs you listen, people you met during the day, or memories you come back to.

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  •  Arcadius - Origin of Arcadius is in Old Greek bestowed upon baby boys is especially used in Swedish. Arcadius is equivalent of The Greek Name Αρκαδιος = of Arcadia In Greek in Latin language
  •  Achill - Used principally in German and Greek, Achill is a boy name has its origin in Old Greek, Achill means "Pain"
  •  Gregory - Used principally in Finnish and Danish persistent and famous, Gregory is a unisex name has its origin in Old Greek, Gregory means "Watchful or The Watchful"
  •  Alexandro - Widespread boy name Alexandro means "Defender of Men or Defender of Men" and originated from Old Greek is used especially in English
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Namesakes of Gretel

    Gretel Killeen, Australian television presenter, comedian
  • Gretel Ehrlich, American travel writer, poet, and essayist
  • Gretel Bergmann, German Jewish track and field athlete
  • Gretel Roenfeldt in Blixa Bargeld Stole My Cowboy Boots as Actress
  • Gretel Sharp in San Andreas as Actress
  • Gretel Mohn portrayed vital character of N in 1919 thriller movie Die das Licht scheuen...! Aus dem Tagebuch des Meisterdetektivs Ferry White.

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