Given Name MARGRETHE

GENDER: Feminine

Meaning & History

Danish and Norwegian form of MARGARET. This is the name of the current queen of Denmark (1940-).
VARIANTS: Margareta, Margit, Margarethe (Danish), Margareta, Margit, Margrete, Marit, Marita (Norwegian)
DIMINUTIVES: Grete, Grethe, Merete, Meta, Mette (Danish), Grete, Grethe, Meta, Mette (Norwegian)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Retha (Afrikaans), Margarid, Margarit (Armenian), Margarita (Bulgarian), Margarida (Catalan), Margareta (Croatian), Markéta (Czech), Margareta, Margaretha, Margriet, Greet, Greetje, Griet, Margreet (Dutch), Margaret, Margery, Greta, Gretchen, Gretta, Jorie, Madge, Mae, Maggie, Mamie, Margaretta, Marge, Margie, Margo, Marje, Marjorie, Marjory, May, Mayme, Meg, Megan, Midge, Peg, Peggie, Peggy, Retha, Rita (English), Maret, Margit (Estonian), Maarit, Margareta, Marketta, Margareeta, Reeta, Reetta (Finnish), Marguerite, Margaux, Margot (French), Margarida (Galician), Margareta, Margarete, Margaretha, Margarethe, Margit, Greta, Gretchen, Grete, Gretel, Margrit, Meta, Rita (German), Margarita (Greek), Margalit, Margalita (Hebrew), Margaréta, Margit, Gitta, Gréta, Rita (Hungarian), Margrét, Gréta (Icelandic), Mairéad (Irish), Margherita, Greta, Rita (Italian), Margarita (Late Roman), Margreet, Greet (Limburgish), Margarita, Greta (Lithuanian), Margaid, Paaie (Manx), Meggy (Medieval English), Margarida (Occitan), Małgorzata, Gosia, Małgosia, Marzena (Polish), Margarida, Rita (Portuguese), Margareta (Romanian), Margarita (Russian), Maighread, Mairead, Maisie, Marsaili, Mysie, Peigi (Scottish), Margaréta, Margita, Markéta (Slovak), Margareta, Marjeta (Slovene), Margarita, Rita (Spanish), Margareta, Margit, Greta, Marit, Marita, Märta, Merit, Meta, Rita (Swedish), Marged, Mererid, Mared, Megan (Welsh)

Categories

Danish royal family, gemstones, nature, queens, queens regnant, underwater, white
Entry updated March 14, 2016