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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.MAHR-jə-ree
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Meaning & History

Medieval variant of MARGERY, influenced by the name of the herb marjoram. After the Middle Ages this name was rare, but it was revived at the end of the 19th century.
DiminutivesJorie, Marge, Margie, Marje
Other Languages & CulturesRetha Afrikaans Margarid, Margarit Armenian Margarita Bulgarian Margarida Catalan Margareta Croatian Markéta Czech Margareta, Margit, Margrethe, Grete, Grethe, Margarethe, Merete, Meta, Mette, Rita Danish Margareta, Margaretha, Margriet, Greet, Greetje, Griet, Margreet Dutch 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 Margareta, Margit, Margrete, Margrethe, Grete, Grethe, Marit, Marita, Meta, Mette, Rita Norwegian Margarida Occitan Małgorzata, Gosia, Małgosia, Marzena Polish Margarida, Rita Portuguese Margareta Romanian Margarita Russian Maighread, Mairead, Marsaili, Maisie, 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

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Entry updated October 11, 2012