When Greta Lisa Larsdotter was born on 16 April 1798, her father, Lars Larson, was 41 and her mother, Brita Pehrsdotter, was 35. She married Johan Carlsson Klingberg on 19 October 1823, in Sweden. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 29 July 1857, at the age of 59, and was buried in Bo, Örebro, Sweden.
Short form of Margareta, a Latinate form of Margaret . As an independent given name it became fairly popular in the English-speaking world as a result of the fame of the Swedish-born film actress Greta Garbo ( 1905–92 , born Greta Louisa Gustafsson ).