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

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Origin and Meaning of Gretna

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Alt. Meaning

G is for grace, an admirable trait!

R is for relax, you know how!

E is for enduring, forever will your memory remain

T is for treasure, that of your friendship.

N is for novel, don't get too complicated!

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

Notable Persons Named Gretna

Gretna was born in 1922 in The Bronx. Gretna is also known as Gretna Campbell Finkelstein (married name). She left this life on July 14th, 1987.


Fun Facts about the name Gretna

  • How Popular is the name Gretna? Gretna is the 34,986th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Gretna have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 112 babies born with the first name Gretna in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gretna to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gretna? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1904 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Gretna first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gretna is Monday, September 8th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Gretna born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gretna was in 1920 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Gretna: Your name in reverse order is Anterg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Grnate. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Gretna born Feb 8, 1974

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 Portugal approximately on 900. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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