Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. MA-ryəd
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Meaning & History

Scottish Gaelic form of Margaret.

Related Names

VariantMaighread
DiminutiveMaisie
Other Languages & CulturesRetha(Afrikaans) Margarita(Albanian) Margarid, Margarit(Armenian) Marharyta(Belarusian) Margarita(Bulgarian) Margarida(Catalan) Margareta(Croatian) Markéta, Gita, Margita(Czech) Margit, Margrethe, Grete, Grethe, Merete, Meta, Mette, Rita(Danish) Margaretha, Margriet, Greet, Greetje, Griet, Marga, Margreet, Marit(Dutch) Margaret, Margery, Greta, Gretchen, Gretta, Jorie, Madge, Mae, Maegan, Maeghan, Maggie, Maisie, Mamie, Margaretta, Marge, Margie, Margo, Marje, Marjorie, Marjory, May, Mayme, Meagan, Meaghan, Meg, Megan, Meghan, Midge, Mysie, Peg, Peggie, Peggy, Retha, Rita(English) Maisy(English (British)) Maret, Margit, Mare, Margareeta, Marge, Merit, Reet, Rita(Estonian) Maarit, Margareta, Marketta, Margareeta, Reeta, Reetta(Finnish) Marguerite, Margaux, Margot, Mégane(French) Margarida(Galician) Margareta, Margarete, Margarethe, Margit, Margitta, Greta, Gretchen, Grete, Gretel, Marga, Margaretha, Margrit, Meta, Rita(German) Margarita(Greek) Margalit, Margalita(Hebrew) Margaréta, Margit, Gitta, Gréta, Rita(Hungarian) Margrét, Gréta(Icelandic) Máighréad, Máiréad, 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) Margit, Margrete, Margrethe, Grete, Grethe, Marit, Marita, Merete, Mette, Rita(Norwegian) Margarida(Occitan) Małgorzata, Gosia, Greta, Małgosia, Marzena(Polish) Margarida, Rita(Portuguese) Margareta(Romanian) Margarita(Russian) Margaréta, Margita(Slovak) Margareta, Marjeta, Meta(Slovene) Margarita, Rita(Spanish) Margareta, Margit, Greta, Margaretha, Marit, Marita, Märta, Merit, Meta, Rita(Swedish) Marharyta(Ukrainian) Marged, Mererid, Mared, Megan(Welsh)
Same SpellingMáiréad, Mairéad

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Sources & References

  1. Mark, Colin. The Gaelic-English Dictionary. Routledge, 2003, page 717.

Entry updated January 21, 2022