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Gender Feminine
Scripts Маргарита(Russian, Bulgarian) Μαργαριτα(Greek)
Pronounced Pron. mar-ga-REE-ta(Spanish)
mər-gu-RYEE-tə(Russian)
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Meaning & History

Latinate form of MARGARET. This is also a Latin word meaning "pearl" and a Spanish word meaning "daisy flower" (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
DiminutivesRita(Spanish) Greta(Lithuanian)
Other Languages & CulturesRetha(Afrikaans) Margarid, Margarit(Armenian) 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) Margaret, Margery, Greta, Gretchen, Gretta, Jorie, Madge, Mae, Maegan, Maeghan, Maggie, Mamie, Margaretta, Marge, Margie, Margo, Marje, Marjorie, Marjory, May, Mayme, Meagan, Meaghan, Meg, Megan, Meghan, Midge, Peg, Peggie, Peggy, Retha, Rita(English) Maisie, Maisy(English (British)) 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) Margalit, Margalita(Hebrew) Margaréta, Margit, Gitta, Gréta, Rita(Hungarian) Margrét, Gréta(Icelandic) Mairéad(Irish) Margherita, Greta, Rita(Italian) Margreet, Greet(Limburgish) 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) Maighread, Mairead, Maisie, Marsaili, Mysie, Peigi(Scottish) Margaréta, Margita, Markéta(Slovak) Margareta, Marjeta(Slovene) Margareta, Margit, Greta, Marit, Marita, Märta, Merit, Meta, Rita(Swedish) Marged, Mererid, Mared, Megan(Welsh)

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