Gretel

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Female Female Name

Usage

Finland Finnish
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian

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Origin and Meaning

German dialectal pet form (South Germany) of Greta (see also -el) [1] [2] [3]

Related Names

Gretel
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Grethel
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Gretl
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Gretel
Genitive: Gretels
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Gretel
Genitive: Gretelin
Partitive: Greteliä
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Gretel
Genitive: Gretels
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Gretel
Genitive: Gretels

Name Day

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

20 July

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage


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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&
Finland Finland[4]
n.a.
971
n.a.
971 0 0
Sweden Sweden[5]
152 253 152 253 0 0
Denmark Denmark[6]
14
n.a.
14
n.a.
0
n.a.
Norway Norway[7]
6
n.a.
6
n.a.
0
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[8]
1 1
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[9]
0 0
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.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Gretel.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  3. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  4. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  5. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  7. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  9. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/