First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Gretl mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Gretl

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  • A submission from California, United States says the name Gretl means "Pearl" and is of German origin.

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Alt. Meaning

G is for goal, your eye on the future.

R is for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

T is for tough, for you are not easily broken

L is for lucky, who is more?

Notable Persons Named Gretl

Gretl was born on August 31st, 1915. She died on October 10th, 1987.


Gretl was born on January 17th, 1914. She breathed her last breath on January 4th, 2006.


Gretl was born on July 19th, 1928. She passed away on March 14th, 2012.


Gretl was born on November 27th, 1910 in Vienna, Austria. She died on May 14th, 1972.


Fun Facts about the name Gretl

  • When was the first name Gretl first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Gretl is Saturday, May 2nd, 1885.
  • How unique is the name Gretl? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Gretl. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Gretl: Your name in reverse order is Lterg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Trgel. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Gretl born Oct 6, 1977

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Africa approximately on 1025. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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