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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German and Swedish Greta, a contraction of Margareta.

Proper nounEdit

Greta

  1. A female given name.

AnagramsEdit


FaroeseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Greta

  1. A female given name

Usage notesEdit

Matronymics

  • son of Greta: Gretuson
  • daughter of Greta: Gretudóttir

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Greta
Accusative Gretu
Dative Gretu
Genitive Gretu

NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Greta, from Margareta. Recorded in Norway since the 15th century.

Proper nounEdit

Greta

  1. A male given name.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [1] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 1815 females with the given name Greta living in Norway on January 1st 2011. Accessed on March 29th 2011.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Greta, from Margareta. First recorded in Sweden in 1309.

Proper nounEdit

Greta c (genitive Gretas)

  1. A female given name.
  2. Gretel, the girl in the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel.

ReferencesEdit

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [2] Statistiska centralbyrån: 12 802 females with the given name Greta living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010. Accessed on March 29th 2011.