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Gretel

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Diminutive of Margarete, German
"pearl"

Gretel Origin and Meaning

The name Gretel is a girl's name meaning "pearl".
Gretel originated as a nickname for Margarete, the German form of Margaret. It’s a charming name, but most American parents prefer Greta, as Gretel is strongly tied to the fairy tale heroine.

The youngest von Trapp child from The Sound of Music used the Gretl spelling variation.
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Lists containing Gretel

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Famous People Named Gretel

  • GretelAnn Fischer, American baker, contestant on TV's "The Next Great Baker"
  • Gretel KilleenAustralian TV presenter
  • Margaret "Gretel" BergmannLambert, Jewish German,American high jumper barred from the Olympics by the Nazis
  • Gretel EhrlichAmerican travel writer
  • Gretel ScarlettAustralian actress
  • Gretel Beer (born Margaret Weidenfeld)Austrian,English cookbook writer and journalist
  • Gretel SchienerGerman Olympic gymnast
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Gretel in Pop Culture

  • "Hansel and Gretel" famous fairy tale
  • Gretel Hoesscharacter in the book "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas"
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