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My name is Margarita. I spent my whole childhood hating it because of being teased about being named after an alcoholic beverage. Although everyone called me Margaret, Marg, Meg or Maggie, everyone was fascinated by my "real" name (but in a bad way) and joked about it. My teachers generally loved the name and insisted on calling me Margarita, which just added to my embarrasment. Now I still don't like it, and always try to go by Margaret, which, if not beautiful, is at least a more reasonable name.
― Anonymous User  10/1/2005
Well, Margarita is MY name, and I'm surprised to see that some people who share the same name don't like it. I think you should carry your name with pride! But other than that, yes Margarita is an alcoholic drink, but Margarita is a cocktail full of warmth, charm and wit!
So think twice before you decide to hate your name! (and do some research on it as well)
Margarita  2/2/2006
I think I have a right to dislike the name, and I did do research on it, thank you very much. For one thing, it is Greek, not Roman, and I was aware that it meant "pearl."
― Anonymous User  2/19/2006
A beautiful Bulgarian name. Its meaning in Bulgarian comes from the Bulgarian word for DAISY - MARGARITA. The name day is celebrated on ALL Flowers Day which is the Sunday before Easter. The association between 'Margarita' and the alcohol beverage, as well as between 'Margarita' and the pizza type is as meaningful as the correlation between Victoria and Victoria's secret. I myself intend to call my daughter Margarita.
julia_says  10/27/2005
Just for the record, margaritas are made of tequila, triple sec and lemon and lime juice!
― Anonymous User  10/30/2005
Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma is the daughter of Prince Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma and Princess Irene of Lippe-Biesterfeld (The sister of queen Beatrix of the Netherlands).
― Anonymous User  11/16/2005
Means the flower "daisy".
Sashy47  12/14/2005
Ok, well the name Margarita actually originated from old Rome and it means a 'pearl' so anyone whose name is Margarita (including me) just know that you are VERY EXPENSIVE! LOL
Margarita  2/2/2006
A famous Margarita, if you can call it that, is a like named character in Mikhail Bulgakov's anti-Stalinist text "The Master and Margarita". Certainly nice usage of the name. ^_^
― Anonymous User  2/22/2006
I think this name is sooooooooooo beautiful. A really, really, nice name. I love it.
― Anonymous User  2/22/2006
Margarita is also a Russian name, though very uncommon. My name is Margarita, but I have never come across any Russian women with this name under the age of fifty. I guess it used to be more popular in the past. The three standard Russian nicknames for Margarita are Rita (Ree-ta), Margosha and Margo.
HebrideanBlack  3/18/2006
Rita Haywort a famous sex symbol and her birth name was Margarita Carmen.
aggy  3/24/2006
In Bulgarian "margarita" means "daisy", "marguerite". That is why "Margarita" has a nameday on Palm Sunday (the Sunday before Easter) - the day of flowers and willows (the names of the other trees also have a nameday).
iva_toneva  5/26/2006
There is an island in the Carrebean Sea, which is called "Margarita". "Margarita" is famous for its white-pink sand. The name of the island comes from Greek and means "pearl". Actually in the past there were many pearly mussels in the sea around the island.
iva_toneva  5/26/2006
The Greek word "margarites" means "pearl" and this meaning has also come into use in Bulgaria. Besides the Bulgarian word for "pearls", which is "perli" ("perla" is the singular), the word "margarit" also means "pearls" in Bulgarian.
iva_toneva  6/10/2006
The meaning "daisy flower" is wrong. The name comes from the Latin margarita/margaritae, that means "pearl". See Phedro's tale "pullum ad margaritam" (the chicket speaking with the pearl").
ritaventuri  7/1/2006
This is also a Scandinavian name.
libbygirl  9/9/2006
The Honourable Margarita Elizabeth Rose Alleyne Armstrong-Jones is the daughter of Viscount and Viscountess Linley. She was given the names of her grandmother (a variant of Margaret) and great-grandmother (both of whom died just months before she was born), her great-aunt and a name that has been in her mother's family for generations.
MariaNikolaievnaRoma  12/25/2006
This name is pretty-sounding, but do you really want your child to share a name with an alcoholic beverage?
reverie  10/26/2007
"Margarita" is the Latin (and Greek) word for "pearl". See for example or any Latin dictionary available. Hence, "Margarita" is the original word/meaning, and all other variations of the name came after.
margaritapj  11/19/2007
Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark (1905-1981) was the eldest child of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg. She was married to Gottfried, 8th Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. Her younger brother is Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Kate  1/5/2008
My name is Margaret, and it has started to grow on me. I disliked the name when I was little because it sounded too old-fashioned, stiff, and proper, and other kids made fun of it because it was uncommon. I wished that I had a more common name such as Allison or Samantha. I also didn't like any of the nicknames for Margaret such as Maggie or Meg (I especially dislike Peggy), except for Margo. Whenever I tried to go by Margo, though, it never seemed to stick - maybe because it's too rare of a name. Now that I am older I appreciate having a classic name that will never go out of style much more, and I'm happy that my name isn't something trendy and modern like Madison or Brittany. So advice for parents thinking of using the name: use it, but be prepared that your child may dislike it at first; also try instilling a nice nickname early on.
HebrideanBlack  12/17/2008
Already mentioned but should be on the general description. Margarita is Latin for 'pearl'. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  5/10/2009
Nice, but DO NOT name your kid after an alcoholic beverage!
-Julia-  7/31/2009
Margarita Ibrahimoff is real name of Bulgarian-Greek actress Rita Wilson.
MaggieSimpson  8/2/2009
I find nothing wrong with this name. Rita is short for it and is common. Everyone who dislikes this name or isn't happy with it is either very insecure or has low self-esteem. Because, basically it's pretty, very common, and has good enough meanings to it. Even if it is also an alcoholic drink, so what, it still sounds very feminine, and who doesn't like exotic drinks?
― Anonymous User  8/20/2009
Margarita means just daisy in Greek. The Greek word for pearl is margaritari. It is used as a name in Greece but the "g" is pronounced softly like "w" in "what," so it sounds delicate and ethereal to me. I personally love it and I always think about a beautiful young woman when I hear it.
Dina_esp  4/17/2010
Please to all people with a brain. Don't name your daughter Margarita, especially not in this day and age! Psshh, you might as well name her Alcohol! Believe me, she will be teased (ESPECIALLY in high school)!
― Anonymous User  5/9/2010
I think it's a pretty cool name. And it doesn't always remind you of the alcoholic drink, and it doesn't make it a bad choice of a name just because an alcoholic drink just happens to be named/called a "Margarita". You can always go by just Rita or Maggie as shorter forms, and both ways are pretty to me. I also like alcoholic drinks, haha!
― Anonymous User  8/30/2010
I find it odd how funny people are over the fact that Margarita is also the name of an alcoholic drink. Just because it is that way in "mainstream" America doesn't mean other cultures within America have the same narrow ideas, let alone those of us who live out the US! This is an old and beautiful name and it's a name that runs in my family. Do you make fun of every girl you meet with the name Brandy? Or all the boys named Jack? Really? Petty children will find an association whether there is one or not.
lizochka  9/20/2010
One comment mentioned that Margarita is rare in Russia. It's somewhat true, it was a common name for an older woman, but it has come back in style. In the school I worked in we had quite a few for the small size and most of them were in the younger classes and I've noticed them popping up more often. Eva, Elizaveta and Polina are as well.
lizochka  9/20/2010
I really want to like this name, but all I can think of is the alcoholic drink.
Chrila96  10/25/2010
Margarita is one of the names I'm reserving for a future daughter of mine. Sage and Juniper are foodstuffs, and... well... the Pavlova was named after a ballerina, Mademoiselle Pavlova, eh? The food and drink thing might make this a middle name, but it's more common than one might expect.

I adore this name because of Bulgakov. I've read it at least eight times and leant it to twice that amount. I adore that book. There are few books which have burnt themselves onto my soul, which I adore beyond words. The Master and Margarita... oh, how I love it beyond words. It is fantastic, it is beautiful, it hurts and it heals. It... oh God, I have never had the words for how amazing it is.

A book that is part of my heart, which I love so much. I call that a good name.

Plus, Margarita is so much prettier than alternatives such as Margaret.
Celadon  12/16/2010
Famous American actress Rita Hayworth's real name was Margarita Carmen Cansino.
― Anonymous User  12/12/2011
My mother's name is Margarita and I think it is a very beautiful, strong name.

Aside from my 15-year-old brother, no one else makes comments about the alcoholic beverage.

My mom was educated in Guatemala so she didn’t suffer any taunting in school but I do think a child with this name might be teased here in the US.
merari  2/4/2012
Margarita (1714-1715) was the daughter of Tsar Peter I of Russia (Peter the Great) and his second wife Ekaterina.
CarolinW  7/16/2012
Margarita (1610-1617) was the daughter of King Philip III of Spain and his wife Margarete of Austria.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
Margarita was the name of three daughters of King Philip IV of Spain.
1. Maria Margarita (1621-1621) with his first wife Elisabeth.
2. Margarita (1623-1623) with the first wife Elisabeth
3. Margarita (1651-1673) with the second wife Maria Anna.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
This isn't just a "daisy" in Spanish! It's a Latin name and it means "daisy" in all the Latin-based languages! The only thing that varies from country to country, language to language is its spelling.
margaritaim  11/14/2012
This name is also used in Greece.
Buneary  1/24/2013
The name Margarita was given to 143 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
I prefer this to Margaret, but can't help but associate it with cheese...
2angelgoats  4/25/2015
Margarita means "pearl". This is the literal translation of the word from latin. The daisy flower was named Margarita because it resembles pearl. Names Margaret, Margo, Meg, Peg, Peggy, Marge... etc. Are derivatives of the original name Margarita. Most of the names originated from ancient Greek or Latin languages. It is not a Bolgarian name and it doesn't mean Daisy as I mentioned above. There is an island in the Mediterranean Sea named Margarita and it was known for its pearl divers.
― Anonymous User  5/29/2016
The name Margarita was given to 124 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
In my family we refer to each other by our middle name. My middle name is Margarita. Everyone in my family calls me Margarita. In the US school where I grew up, children referred to me by my first name. I was never teased about my names. Both were uncommon in the area. I had many other features they liked to tease about but I knew it was from jealousy that they had an issue... so teasing never bothered me. I acted like they didn't exist for the moment and they stopped. Back to my name/our name... Margarita. I have a sense of humor so I like to listen to jokes about my name as a desired alcoholic beverage. A restaurant once advertised the "Perfect Margarita" so I shouted "I'm right here!" and told my future Ex "See, I'm not the problem. Even they think I'm perfect."
And as "queen of my castle" I rule with love, compassion, justice and fairness that all are welcome... unless you come with evil intentions. So embrace the pearl that we are and drink up!
Ismariciendi  9/27/2016
Sorry, but all I can think about is the alcoholic beverage.
― Anonymous User  9/27/2016
It is also used in Greek (Μαργαρίτα) [noted -ed]
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  12/1/2016
Margarita Fomina is a curler from Moscow, Russia. She was part of Ludmila Privivkova's team that won the 2006 European Curling Championships.
lilolaf  2/15/2017
Margarita Levieva is a Russian-American actress. Born in the Soviet Union, she was a competitive gymnast before going on to star in the films The Invisible, Adventureland, and Spread. On television, she is known for her role as the faux Amanda Clarke/real Emily Thorne on Revenge and as Gina Zanetakos on The Blacklist.
lilolaf  2/15/2017
It is also used in Italian. I have Italian ancestors with the name spelled both this way and the uniquely Italian way Margherita.
RyanD  5/3/2017

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