Greta: baby girl name popularity and meaning


Of German origin (actually a diminutive of Margarethe) and meaning “pearl,” this name calls to mind the glamorous queen of the silver screen, Greta Garbo. If you choose this name hoping to infuse some of that glamour into your daughter, keep in mind that even Garbo was a pooping toddler once.



Famous people named Greta:

Actress Greta Gerwig; political commentator and journalist Greta Van Susteren; pianist Greta Salpeter.

Fun fact:

You’ll want to play the Stevie Nicks song “Greta” to your little Greta starting in utero.

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