Name: Greta

Origin and Meaning of the Name Greta

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    (GREH tah)
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    English and Polish speaking countries
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    In Grimm's fairy tale, Gretel and her brother Hansel were captured by a witch after stumbling across a gingerbread house in the forest. The witch plans to eat the children but the children manage to trick her and make their escape.

    Greta and Grejta were common in Poland in the 1300s. The spelling gravitated to Gryta and then became somewhat extinct after that point.

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