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The name Gretchen is of German origin, and is a diminutive form of Margaret.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Gretchen has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Gretchen
Use of the Name Gretchen for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
50,200 34,993 10,247 2,934 1,491 587 273
The table below indicates the number of times the name Gretchen has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Gretchen first appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1882, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Gretchen
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188261310  
18837817  
18849656  
1885    
188671011  
188757116  
188859918  
188954822  
189048529  
189143534  
189256924  
189348032  
189460024  
189549435  
189645940  
189760126  
189849639  
189948537  
190045256  
190147041  
190260530  
190351739  
190449744  
190553242  
190646155  
190752647  
190846660  
190946366  
191040595  
191146179  
1912397134  
1913384157  
1914380196  
1915351288  
1916356296  
1917402247  
1918523176  
1919620129  
1920624132  
1921609143  
1922590149  
1923592150  
1924670123  
1925604144  
1926593143  
1927595142  
1928520177  
1929556152  
1930499179  
1931461197  
1932431232  
1933415239  
1934373288  
1935363302  
1936362304  
1937333349  
1938285483  
1939298420  
1940291471  
1941312438  
1942321465  
1943333446  
1944303490  
1945308496  
1946309567  
1947333569  
1948303639  
1949315607  
1950331543  
1951317619  
1952341583  
1953351576  
1954367563  
1955367573  
1956368567  
1957381565  
1958349687  
1959330817  
1960307933  
19612851,047  
19622891,002  
1963299963  
1964294974  
1965295902  
1966269962  
1967271968  
1968293887  
19692631,106  
19702511,245  
19712241,348  
19722221,259  
19731921,352  
19741991,273  
19752091,174  
19761971,223  
19772381,043  
1978251947  
1979261929  
1980271915  
1981275895  
1982323747  
1983374596  
1984406522  
1985470450  
1986511404  
1987557360  
1988588344  
1989534430  
1990626356  
1991597377  
1992682317  
1993684319  
1994741281  
1995725282  
1996723289  
1997752282  
1998746290  
1999746300  
2000746308  
2001763311  
2002811285  
2003780314  
2004882273  
Totals:  50,200 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Gretchen as a girl's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are slightly lower than actual counts because the name Gretchen appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 122 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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