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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.MEG-ən English
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Meaning & History

Welsh diminutive of MARGARET. In the English-speaking world outside of Wales it has only been regularly used since the middle of the 20th century.
VariantsMaegan, Meagan, Meaghan, Meghan, Maeghan English
Other Languages & CulturesMargarid, Margarit Armenian Margarita Bulgarian Margarida Catalan Margareta Croatian Markéta Czech Margareta, Margit, Margrethe, Grete, Grethe, Margarethe, Merete, Meta, Mette Danish Margareta, Margaretha, Margriet, Greet, Greetje, Griet, Margreet Dutch Maret, Margit Estonian Maarit, Margareta, Marketta, Margareeta, Reeta, Reetta Finnish Marguerite, Margot French Margarida Galician Margareta, Margarete, Margaretha, Margarethe, Margit, Greta, Gretchen, Grete, Margrit, Meta German Margarita Greek Margalit Hebrew Margaréta, Margit, Gitta, Gréta 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 Norwegian Margarida Occitan Małgorzata, Gosia, Małgosia, Marzena Polish Margarida Portuguese Margareta Romanian Margarita Russian Maighread, Mairead, Maisie, Peigi Scottish Margaréta, Margita, Markéta Slovak Margareta, Marjeta Slovene Margarita, Rita Spanish Margareta, Margit, Greta, Marit, Marita, Märta, Merit, Meta Swedish

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Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute