Name: Gretchen

Origin and Meaning of the Name Gretchen

  • Meaning:
    Pearl
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Pearl
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (GREHT chen)
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Miscellaneous Info for Gretchen

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  • Used in:
    English and German speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Gretchen is a German pet form of Margaret(h)e created from 'Gret' plus the diminutive suffix '-chen'. The German Gretchen is thus roughly equivalent to the English Maggie, but has some popularity in English speaking countries as a stand alone name.

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