Greta

Greta - A very unique female name



  Oct 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Greta, meaning pearl, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #718. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Greta and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Greta? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Greta. The baby girl name Greta was given to 384 baby girls in 2012, ranking #653 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,680 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Greta peaked in popularity 87 years ago in 1932 on position 321.



Famous with this name

Greta Garbo
Greta Gerwig
Greta Chi


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Rating: 5/5 (19 people)


Greta is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Greta is currently topping the baby name charts in Minnesota at position #95 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,502.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Greta is where you live.


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Greta origin and meaning

Greta is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means pearl. To see famous people named Greta, pop culture references for the name Greta and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Greta

We've found the following names that sound similar to Greta, sorted by popularity.

Gertie / Gertha / Gretta / Gerda / Gerardo / Girtha / Garrett / Grady / Girtie / Gradie /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012653
2011710
2010679
2009693
2008696
2007679
2006690
2005668
2004710
2003698
2002769
2001858
2000740
1999861
19981106
19971149
19961213
19951293
19941487
19931537
19921392
19911436
19901444
19891462
19881354
19871368
19861302
19851389
19841150
19831207
19821005
1981809
1980833
1979850
1978983
19771089
1976806
1975755
1974656
1973695
1972685
1971571
1970527
1969525
1968458
1967396
1966444
1965609
1964678
1963576
1962593
1961506
1960542
1959518
1958572
1957584
1956584
1955599
1954681
1953669
1952673
1951645
1950750
1949838
1948714
1947839
1946870
1945884
19441112
1943669
1942666
1941621
1940577
1939552
1938484
1937460
1936433
1935391
1934354
1933335
1932321
1931338
1930364
1929400
1928472
1927605
1926734
19251083
19241046
1923910
19221172
19211039
19201049
1919838
1918960
1917858
1916711
1915749
1914787
1913913
1912629
1911648
1910718

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Minnesota95
Wisconsin145
North Dakota180
Maine181
Montana224
Massachusetts293
Iowa324
Colorado364
Oregon390
Illinois394
Washington449
Utah494
Pennsylvania501
Missouri514
South Carolina635
New York687
Indiana740
Ohio806
Tennessee965
Michigan993
California1106
Virginia1202
North Carolina1245
Florida1332
Texas1502

Even more about Greta


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Greta a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Greta?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1932
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Greta
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 3,680
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +384

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