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Kretschmer is a German surname. It comes from Middle High German kretschmar, which was borrowed from a Slavic language, e.g. Czech krčmář.[1][2] Other forms include Kretschmar, Kretzschmar, and Kreczmar (Polonized form).

Notable people with the surname include:


  1. ^ "Kretschmer". Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press. 2013.
  2. ^ Scheller, Andrea (2020). "Kretschmar". Digitales Familiennamenwörterbuch Deutschlands.