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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gretel

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  1. A female given name of German origin, diminutive of Margarete.
  2. A fictional character in the German fairy tale Hansel and Gretel.

Gretel was also found in the following language(s): German and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Gretel

Gretel was born on April 12th, 1914.

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Gretel Killeen is a television presenter of big brother 2001–2007, author, comedian, voice actor, big brother australia, voice acting, and television presenter ofbig brother2001–2007. Gretel was born on February 3rd, 1963 in Turramurra, Sydney, Australia.

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Gretel Ehrlich is a non-fiction writer. She has had major accomplishments since 1978. Gretel was born on January 21st, 1946 in Santa Barbara, California.

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Gretel was born on July 3rd, 1993 in Southport, Queensland.

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Gretel Scarlett is an actress, singer, dancer, and music theatre performer. She was most active from 2004 to present. Gretel was born on November 9th, 1987 in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.

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Gretel was born in 1921. She died in 2010.

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How popular is the baby name Gretel in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 7 7 0
1919 6 6 0
1920 6 6 0
1922 5 5 0
1926 5 5 0
1927 10 10 0
1928 5 5 0
1930 5 5 0
1931 5 5 0
1932 10 10 0
1933 5 5 0
1934 8 8 0
1935 5 5 0
1936 7 7 0
1937 9 9 0
1938 6 6 0
1939 9 9 0
1940 5 5 0
1941 10 10 0
1946 5 5 0
1947 5 5 0
1950 5 5 0
1952 7 7 0
1953 7 7 0
1954 5 5 0
1955 12 12 0
1957 10 10 0
1958 5 5 0
1960 6 6 0
1961 10 10 0
1962 9 9 0
1963 9 9 0
1964 6 6 0
1965 8 8 0
1966 8 8 0
1967 10 10 0
1968 11 11 0
1969 10 10 0
1970 6 6 0
1971 13 13 0
1972 9 9 0
1973 11 11 0
1974 15 15 0
1975 11 11 0
1976 17 17 0
1977 5 5 0
1978 7 7 0
1979 20 20 0
1980 15 15 0
1981 13 13 0
1982 7 7 0
1983 12 12 0
1984 10 10 0
1985 12 12 0
1986 8 8 0
1987 5 5 0
1988 10 10 0
1989 7 7 0
1990 8 8 0
1991 7 7 0
1992 7 7 0
1993 6 6 0
1994 13 13 0
1995 9 9 0
1996 10 10 0
1997 12 12 0
1998 9 9 0
1999 9 9 0
2000 17 17 0
2001 22 22 0
2002 14 14 0
2003 21 21 0
2004 20 20 0
2005 20 20 0
2006 20 20 0
2007 15 15 0
2008 19 19 0
2009 25 25 0
2010 33 33 0
2011 37 37 0
2012 37 37 0
2013 45 45 0
2014 63 63 0
2015 36 36 0
2016 57 57 0
2017 41 41 0

Fun Facts about the name Gretel

  • How Popular is the name Gretel? Gretel is the 9,832nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Gretel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,121 babies born with the first name Gretel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gretel to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gretel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Gretel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gretel is Thursday, March 29th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Gretel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gretel was in 2014 with a total of 63 babies.
  • Random Gretel Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gretel is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Gretel: Your name in reverse order is Leterg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eltgre. How do you pronounce that?

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