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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Greta
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Greta in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Greta:
Records indicate that 20,363 girls in the United States have been named Greta since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1967, when 535 people in the U.S. were given the name Greta. Those people are now 53 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Greta
Based on the comments submitted below
21 Positive Comments
"My name is Greta and I am superior. I have an aquaintance named Emma and I am seriously considering that I stop talking to her. Should I? I mean her name is EMMA. Her parents didn't even try. I think I'm gonna drop that ho." Jan. 24, 2020:
"I'm called Greta and I love it! G stands for glorious, r for rockin', e for exciting, t for tantalising and a for amazing. Wouldn't want to be called anything else!" Dec. 31, 2016:
"My names Greta and no one knows how to spell it everyone spells it with two "t" I only know one person named Greta but her real name is Margretta" Dec. 19, 2016:
"Greta was my middle name, after my Nana, who pronounced it with a long e (she was Irish). But in my generation (b. 1959) there were so many girls with my first name, which was Cathy, that in college, I dropped Cathy and just went with Greta. I pronounce it like Garbo. People always comment on what a cool name I have. They think it sounds mysterious and European. I love being Greta!" Oct. 20, 2016:
"Greta is my name and people ALWAYS spell it with two ts" Feb. 3, 2016:
"I think it is awesome! However, everyone always spells it Gretta, even though it is Greta." Jan. 4, 2016:
"Greta is my name and it is pronounced with a long e sound. I was born in England in 1939 and that is the
way the Brits pronounced it. As a child I came to Canada
and have had it mispronounced and misspelled ever
since. Most of the time I correct people but sometimes I
let it slip by. I prefer the soft sound of the e in Greta.
There are a very few other women who pronounce
and spell their name the same as mine. :))" Nov. 6, 2015:
"Just thought you'd like to kno: Greta can be and is more often than NOT spelled 'Grete' and the last e is sounded but you pronounce as uh. So it's prounced 'Great- uh' in most of the world, that is, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany and all the German speaking countries-- and in Greenland & Iceland. And is usually spelled Grete.
The 't' is smore like a 'd'." Mar. 30, 2014:
"My daughter Greta May was born in 2001. It is a shortened version of Margreta, my great grandma from Germany. No one around these parts is named Greta except for an elderly lady I have known for a long time." Nov. 9, 2010:
"My 21 month daughter is Greta, we love it!! I am yet to meet another and I get lots of lovely comments. I do get Gr-EE-at said a few times (must be my accent)." Apr. 15, 2010:
"OMG! I love my name...It is the BEST name in the world, it means Pearl, and that Is wat I am...I know, so modest! But being fourteen does that to you!" Apr. 28, 2009:
"We named our Daughter Greta and we love it. She is 4 and I call her Greta Gum drops when I want to make her laugh. Lots of people spell it wrong but I think that is pretty common in all names that are a little different. My husband's Dutch Grandmother says this name perfectly, pronouncing the "r" and the "t" with a dutch accent - it sounds beautiful. In our English accent (canada/US) We get lazy and most of the time it comes out "Greda". This is something to consider with this name." Nov. 28, 2008:
"My name is Greta, and I'm so glad to see other people with this name.Nobody I know is named Greta, and the 1 person I used to know, her given name was Margreat.I hate when people spell it Gretta" Apr. 20, 2008:
"My name is Gretta and i love the name. As a child i was the only one and i hated it because i thought it made me stand out now i love it because i stand out. You dont want to have you're name called and 10 other kids ask huh? I know when someone is talking to me and i'm not just one of the crowd." Oct. 12, 2007:
"Hi. My name is Greta too. People always call me Gretel. And once I was called Gretchen. how amusing! lol." Jul. 16, 2007:
"This is my name :) When I was growing up I was the only person I EVER knew who was named Greta. There was one other woman I met in college who went by Greta, but it wasn't her given name.
Generally, I don't have any complaints as an adult. As a child it was a hard name to have, I got the "hansel and gretel" remark more than a few times...and everyone ALWAYS spells it with two 't's...but it's my name and I wouldn't change it :)" Jun. 29, 2007:
"I love Greta, thinking of using it if i have a girl. Classic european sounding and stylish. I know a Greta in her 30's who is stylish and sexy but modest." Jun. 20, 2007:
"My name is Gretta Mae. I don't know if it is the most feminine/elegant name (I think it sounds like a cough or something), but I would much rather be unique then have a boring name.
It is a thumbs up for sure though." Jan. 2, 2007:
"we got dis homegurl called greta n she is da best cos of her 'unique' name we also got dis one called Margaret but we don call her 'greta' BUT 'GRETAR HERSELF FINKS HER NAME IS ALL DAT" Nov. 30, 2006:
"My 3 year old daughter's name is Greta and I love it. It's very unique & we get lots of comments on it, especially from little old ladies. Very rarely it's pronounced as Gr-EE-ta, which drives me nuts. It's often misspelled as Gretta. We know of 2 other Greta's within our general area. Her given name is actually Margaret." Jun. 2, 2006:
"Such a simple, sweet, old-fasioned name. This is my 4 year old's name and it is unique, but easy to speak and say." Jul. 6, 2005:
3 Neutral Comments
"My sister's name is Greta and I really like it! My name is Zelda, and I think that Zelda and Greta or Greta and Zelda rolls easily and nicely off the tongue, so we're a perfect match of sister names!" Aug. 20, 2019:
"meh.. know a bully called greta. i guess its hard to like the name of someone whos can be mean. sounds cute on a kid i guess." Oct. 10, 2011:
"We named our daughter Greta as well and I'm so glad! I love that her name will be age appropriate as she grows into a young lady and a woman. It makes me sad when people give little girls names that are really only appropriate for toddlers. A name has to travel with you for life, and Greta is a great choice for that!" Apr. 27, 2010:
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