Merete

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Danish Old Danish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

Old Danish form of Margarete (see Margareta) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

Related Names

Meerit
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Meret
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Mereta
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Merete
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Mereth Swedish
Meretha
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Merethe
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Merette
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Meriitta
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Merit
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Merita
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Merith Swedish
Meritta
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Merrit Danish Swedish
Merritt Norwegian Swedish
Märet
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Mæret
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Norwegian
Märeta
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Mæreta
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Mæretta
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Märit
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Märita
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Mærret
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Mærætha
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See also Mette, Märta, Reta

Combinations

For combinations see MERETE (name element)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Merete
Genitive: Meretes
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Merete
Genitive: Mereten
Partitive: Mereteä
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Merete
Genitive: Meretes
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Merete
Genitive: Meretes

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Merete Armand (8 June 1955 – 22 January 2017), Norwegian actress

Trivia

  • Merete is an IKEA product name (curtains) [6]

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[7]
5796 n.a. 0 n.a.
Norway Norway[8]
5099 n.a. 0 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[9]
131 388 0 0
Finland Finland[10]
n.a. 141 0 0
  #: 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 Merete(f) Sources: [9][7][8][10]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Merete(f)

Sources: [9] [7] [8] [10]

References

  1. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  6. IKEA 2016, http://www.ikea.com/
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi