Gretchen

Gretchen - A very unique female name



  Feb 18,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Gretchen, meaning pearl, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #453. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Gretchen and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Gretchen? 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 Gretchen. The baby girl name Gretchen was given to 155 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1182 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 9,118 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Gretchen peaked in popularity 46 years ago in 1973 on position 193.



Famous with this name

Gretchen Mol
Gretchen Corbett
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Gretchen is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Gretchen is currently topping the baby name charts in Kansas at position #484 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #2,168.

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 Gretchen is where you live.


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Gretchen origin and meaning

Gretchen is a 8 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means pearl. To see famous people named Gretchen, pop culture references for the name Gretchen and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Gretchen

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

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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
20121182
20111061
20101108
20091008
2008950
2007905
2006794
2005787
2004878
2003763
2002834
2001757
2000743
1999735
1998758
1997737
1996723
1995721
1994728
1993690
1992695
1991593
1990651
1989543
1988589
1987551
1986532
1985473
1984407
1983376
1982322
1981274
1980269
1979260
1978252
1977237
1976198
1975209
1974198
1973193
1972218
1971224
1970247
1969262
1968294
1967274
1966271
1965297
1964295
1963300
1962289
1961288
1960304
1959335
1958355
1957380
1956374
1955368
1954370
1953352
1952341
1951319
1950330
1949316
1948306
1947335
1946314
1945308
1944303
1943332
1942323
1941312
1940292
1939299
1938285
1937349
1936369
1935371
1934376
1933421
1932433
1931467
1930519
1929559
1928533
1927609
1926608
1925621
1924674
1923596
1922603
1921604
1920657
1919637
1918541
1917406
1916365
1915357
1914390
1913411
1912411
1911460
1910453

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Kansas484
Iowa491
Minnesota538
Ohio546
Colorado598
Oregon639
Wisconsin644
Missouri665
Washington715
Michigan736
Indiana926
Maryland930
Pennsylvania1138
Virginia1203
Illinois1216
Georgia1347
New York1815
California2071
Texas2168

Even more about Gretchen


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 Gretchen 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 Gretchen?

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
1973
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Gretchen
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 9,118
Letter count 8
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +155

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