Grete

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Female Female Name

Usage

Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

German short form of Margarete [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Related Names

See Greta

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Grete
Genitive: Gretes
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Grete
Genitive: Greten
Partitive: Greteä
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Grete
Genitive: Gretes
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Grete
Genitive: Gretes

Name Day

Norway Norway

13 March

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Liv Grete Skjelbreid Poirée (born 7 July 1974), Norwegian biathlete

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Norway Norway[7]
8649
n.a.
8649
n.a.
0
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[8]
3686
n.a.
3686
n.a.
0
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[9]
277 476 277 476 0 0
Finland Finland[10]
n.a.
143
n.a.
143 0 0
Greenland Greenland[11]
5 12
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[12]
3 3
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Grete (f) Sources: [9][8][7][10]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Grete (f)


References

  1. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. 8.0 8.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  9. 9.0 9.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. 10.0 10.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  11. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  12. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/