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Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. 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.

Related Names

DiminutivesJorie, Marge, Margie, Marje
Other Languages & CulturesRetha(Afrikaans) Margarid, Margarit(Armenian) Marharyta(Belarusian) Margarita(Bulgarian) Margarida(Catalan) Margareta(Croatian) Markéta(Czech) Margareta, Margit, Margrethe, Grete, Grethe, Margarethe, Merete, Meta, Mette, Rita(Danish) Margaretha, Margriet, Greet, Greetje, Griet, Margreet(Dutch) Maret, Margit, Mare, Margareeta, Reet(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) Margarita, Rita(Latvian) Margreet, Greet(Limburgish) Margarita, Greta, Rita(Lithuanian) Margaid, Paaie(Manx) Meggy(Medieval English) Margareta, Margit, Margrete, Margrethe, Grete, Grethe, Marit, Marita, Meta, Mette, Rita(Norwegian) Margarida(Occitan) Małgorzata, Gosia, Greta, 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) Marharyta(Ukrainian) Marged, Mererid, Mared, Megan(Welsh)

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