US Popularity:4786
Other Origin(s):Latin
Gretchen is a girl's given name of German origin. This elegant first name means "pearl" in Latin and is a diminutive of the more widely-known girl's name, Margaret. A pearl is a rare gemstone that forms under the sea and, for centuries, has symbolized the beauty of wisdom gained through experience. No doubt you will want your precious pearl Gretchen to move forward in life, buoyed by the love and wisdom of their childhood.

Gretchen Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Gretchen is currently #2794 on The Bump
Girl:Gretchen is currently #1926 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Gretchen is currently #4786 in U.S. births
Girl:Gretchen is currently #2703 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 728
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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