Meaning & History
Medieval variant of Meggy
, a diminutive
. The reason for the change in the initial consonant is unknown.
VARIANTS: Madge, Mae, Maggie, Mamie, Marge, Margie, May, Meg, Mayme, Midge, Peg, Peggie OTHER LANGUAGES: Grete, Grethe, Merete, Meta, Mette, Rita (Danish), Greet, Greetje, Griet (Dutch), Reeta, Reetta (Finnish), Margot, Margaux (French), Greta, Gretchen, Grete, Meta, Rita, Gretel (German), Gréta, Rita (Hungarian), Rita (Italian), Greet (Limburgish), Paaie (Manx), Meggy (Medieval English), Grete, Grethe, Meta, Mette, Rita (Norwegian), Marzena (Polish), Rita (Portuguese), Maisie, Peigi, Mysie (Scottish), Rita (Spanish), Greta, Märta, Meta, Rita (Swedish), Mared (Welsh)
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