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A similar name MAERAD is used for the main character in the Pellinor Series by Alison Croggon.
-- Anonymous User  9/28/2006
It's pronounced mar-ADE, just like the first comment says.
-- Aqua  5/6/2007
Mairead Nesbitt is one of the members of Celtic Woman, and she's incredible when it comes to playing the violin.
-- Arcticwarrior  5/9/2009
I know a woman (American) who named her daughter this and pronounces it may-read.
-- nansee  5/11/2010
I decided to do a search of my own name, which is Mairead. It is not Scottish. Wikipedia is incorrect and it has thoroughly confused Scottish Gaelic with Irish Gaelic. Mairead is Irish Gaelic for Margaret. To the best of my knowledge, Morag is the Scottish Gaelic for Margaret, although there may be other translations. Mairhead has made the leap from Ireland to Scotland, true, but the name Mairead originated in Ireland in the Middle Ages. The pronunciation is either MerrAide or MyrrAide. I prefer the former as it is softer.
-- emjay99  10/9/2014

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