In certain cultures, this is the go to name for Margaret.
I like this name and it sounds absolutely gorgeous. It is lovely to look at as well.
I think this is a cool name that reminds me of something fun and exciting. I like it a lot more than other versions of the same name.
We just named our darling daughter Margarita after my late grandmother whose name was Margaret. We live in the UK and this has always been our favourite variation of my grandmama's first name. We absolutely love it! =-)
I think this is a very nice name. Where I used to teach, at a private English school in Russia, this name was quite
popular. I can definitely see why and praise its charm and beauty.
My name is Margarita and growing up in California I rarely encountered any mention of the cocktail beverage while growing up. I like my name as I was given the honor of bearing it to pay homage to my late grandma who died the year before I was born. A very beautiful name that I will treasure always.
This was my great grandma’s name and I think it is very pretty. One very positive aspect regarding this moniker is on how rare it is and not overused as some of the more popular names are currently. I also think its meaning of “pearl” is quite endearing.
If anyone thinks this name could be for a child, I would say yes, as there are plenty of nicknames that can be substituted for this delightful name, such as Maggie, Rita or Magita.

PS- Margarita also means “daisy” in Spanish. :)
Gender: Feminine

Usages: Albanian

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I like Margarita for a name. Although I, personally, wouldn't use it for my daughter, I still think it's really pretty. Sure, it's associated with an alcoholic beverage, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Plus, many people love margaritas! My aunt used to work as a bartender, in-fact.
I think it ages beautifully, as well. I think Mari, Maggie and Rita are cute nickname potentials, especially for a little girl, and I think Margarita would sound gorgeous on a grown woman. It would sound cute on a little girl, too.
When I hear the name Margarita, I think of summertime vibes, which I think is really cool for a name.
Even with the association with the alcoholic drink, it’s still a beautiful name. Also, I hear margaritas are delicious, so I’d argue it could be a positive association as well as a negative one.
The alcohol association doesn’t bother me too much, but the name is kinda nice.
Margarita is also Croatian (used alongside Margareta in Croatia). The name day for Margarita in Croatia is August 30.
Allegedly also occasionally used in Hungary: -- mention it as a variant
Apparently also occasionally used in Slovene:
It's very pretty and Spanish. I like the connection with one of the greatest drinks of all time, and also the meaning.
I agree noisynora! I don't drink Margaritas though.
Margarita is a beautiful classic. I pronounce this as both mar-gha-REE-ta (Spanish Pronunciation) and mər-gu-RYEE-tə (Russian Pronunciation). :)
Also used in Estonia:
This name is also used in the country of Georgia, where it is written as მარგარიტა. It is rare compared to მარგალიტა (Margalita), the standard Georgian form of Margaret. You can see that on Facebook, if you perform a search using the Georgian spelling of both names.

- (in Georgian; scroll down to the entry for Margalita, which mentions Margarita)
- (in Georgian; scroll down to the entry for Margalita, which mentions Margarita)
A lovely name. I especially like the meaning of pearl for this name. It is a such a classic. :)
Beautiful name. I love the association with Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita.
It's pretty, but all I can think of is the alcoholic drink...
Margarita (Peggy) Schuyler Van Rensselaer.
This name shall always have a special place in my heart as it belongs to a person that I care about unconditionally.
The name alone has a special meaning that either means “daisy” or “pearl”. Margarita is a beautiful name in my opinion and has a long and illustrious history as far as names go.
Not sure why this still hasn't been added as an Italian name. I have ancestors in Italy who used it. It is an Italian variant of Margherita.
My name is really pretty. I'm very happy to have this name.
Even though it reminds me of alcohol, it's really, really pretty.
It is also used in Italian. I have Italian ancestors with the name spelled both this way and the uniquely Italian way Margherita.
Margarita Levieva is a Russian-American actress. Born in the Soviet Union, she was a competitive gymnast before going on to star in the films The Invisible, Adventureland, and Spread. On television, she is known for her role as the faux Amanda Clarke/real Emily Thorne on Revenge and as Gina Zanetakos on The Blacklist.
Margarita Fomina is a curler from Moscow, Russia. She was part of Ludmila Privivkova's team that won the 2006 European Curling Championships.
It is also used in Greek (Μαργαρίτα) [noted -ed]
Sorry, but all I can think about is the alcoholic beverage.
In my family we refer to each other by our middle name. My middle name is Margarita. Everyone in my family calls me Margarita. In the US school where I grew up, children referred to me by my first name. I was never teased about my names. Both were uncommon in the area. I had many other features they liked to tease about but I knew it was from jealousy that they had an issue... so teasing never bothered me. I acted like they didn't exist for the moment and they stopped. Back to my name/our name... Margarita. I have a sense of humor so I like to listen to jokes about my name as a desired alcoholic beverage. A restaurant once advertised the "Perfect Margarita" so I shouted "I'm right here!" and told my future Ex "See, I'm not the problem. Even they think I'm perfect."
And as "queen of my castle" I rule with love, compassion, justice and fairness that all are welcome... unless you come with evil intentions. So embrace the pearl that we are and drink up!
The name Margarita was given to 124 girls born in the US in 2015.
Margarita means "pearl". This is the literal translation of the word from latin. The daisy flower was named Margarita because it resembles pearl. Names Margaret, Margo, Meg, Peg, Peggy, Marge... etc. Are derivatives of the original name Margarita. Most of the names originated from ancient Greek or Latin languages. It is not a Bolgarian name and it doesn't mean Daisy as I mentioned above. There is an island in the Mediterranean Sea named Margarita and it was known for its pearl divers.
I prefer this to Margaret, but can't help but associate it with cheese...
The name Margarita was given to 143 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
This name is also used in Greece.
This isn't just a "daisy" in Spanish! It's a Latin name and it means "daisy" in all the Latin-based languages! The only thing that varies from country to country, language to language is its spelling.
Margarita (1610-1617) was the daughter of King Philip III of Spain and his wife Margarete of Austria.
Margarita was the name of three daughters of King Philip IV of Spain.
1. Maria Margarita (1621-1621) with his first wife Elisabeth.
2. Margarita (1623-1623) with the first wife Elisabeth
3. Margarita (1651-1673) with the second wife Maria Anna.
Margarita (1714-1715) was the daughter of Tsar Peter I of Russia (Peter the Great) and his second wife Ekaterina.
My mother's name is Margarita and I think it is a very beautiful, strong name.

Aside from my 15-year-old brother, no one else makes comments about the alcoholic beverage.

My mom was educated in Guatemala so she didn’t suffer any taunting in school but I do think a child with this name might be teased here in the US.
Famous American actress Rita Hayworth's real name was Margarita Carmen Cansino.
Margarita is one of the names I'm reserving for a future daughter of mine. Sage and Juniper are foodstuffs, and... well... the Pavlova was named after a ballerina, Mademoiselle Pavlova, eh? The food and drink thing might make this a middle name, but it's more common than one might expect.

I adore this name because of Bulgakov. I've read it at least eight times and leant it to twice that amount. I adore that book. There are few books which have burnt themselves onto my soul, which I adore beyond words. The Master and Margarita... oh, how I love it beyond words. It is fantastic, it is beautiful, it hurts and it heals. It... oh God, I have never had the words for how amazing it is.

A book that is part of my heart, which I love so much. I call that a good name.

Plus, Margarita is so much prettier than alternatives such as Margaret.
I really want to like this name, but all I can think of is the alcoholic drink.
One comment mentioned that Margarita is rare in Russia. It's somewhat true, it was a common name for an older woman, but it has come back in style. In the school I worked in we had quite a few for the small size and most of them were in the younger classes and I've noticed them popping up more often. Eva, Elizaveta and Polina are as well.
I find it odd how funny people are over the fact that Margarita is also the name of an alcoholic drink. Just because it is that way in "mainstream" America doesn't mean other cultures within America have the same narrow ideas, let alone those of us who live out the US! This is an old and beautiful name and it's a name that runs in my family. Do you make fun of every girl you meet with the name Brandy? Or all the boys named Jack? Really? Petty children will find an association whether there is one or not.
I think it's a pretty cool name. And it doesn't always remind you of the alcoholic drink, and it doesn't make it a bad choice of a name just because an alcoholic drink just happens to be named/called a "Margarita". You can always go by just Rita or Maggie as shorter forms, and both ways are pretty to me. I also like alcoholic drinks, haha!
Please to all people with a brain. Don't name your daughter Margarita, especially not in this day and age! Psshh, you might as well name her Alcohol! Believe me, she will be teased (ESPECIALLY in high school)!
Margarita means just daisy in Greek. The Greek word for pearl is margaritari. It is used as a name in Greece but the "g" is pronounced softly like "w" in "what," so it sounds delicate and ethereal to me. I personally love it and I always think about a beautiful young woman when I hear it.
I find nothing wrong with this name. Rita is short for it and is common. Everyone who dislikes this name or isn't happy with it is either very insecure or has low self-esteem. Because, basically it's pretty, very common, and has good enough meanings to it. Even if it is also an alcoholic drink, so what, it still sounds very feminine, and who doesn't like exotic drinks?
Margarita Ibrahimoff is real name of Bulgarian-Greek actress Rita Wilson.
Nice, but DO NOT name your kid after an alcoholic beverage!
Already mentioned but should be on the general description. Margarita is Latin for 'pearl'. [noted -ed]
My name is Margaret, and it has started to grow on me. I disliked the name when I was little because it sounded too old-fashioned, stiff, and proper, and other kids made fun of it because it was uncommon. I wished that I had a more common name such as Allison or Samantha. I also didn't like any of the nicknames for Margaret such as Maggie or Meg (I especially dislike Peggy), except for Margo. Whenever I tried to go by Margo, though, it never seemed to stick - maybe because it's too rare of a name. Now that I am older I appreciate having a classic name that will never go out of style much more, and I'm happy that my name isn't something trendy and modern like Madison or Brittany. So advice for parents thinking of using the name: use it, but be prepared that your child may dislike it at first; also try instilling a nice nickname early on.
Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark (1905-1981) was the eldest child of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg. She was married to Gottfried, 8th Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. Her younger brother is Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
"Margarita" is the Latin (and Greek) word for "pearl". See for example or any Latin dictionary available. Hence, "Margarita" is the original word/meaning, and all other variations of the name came after.
This name is pretty-sounding, but do you really want your child to share a name with an alcoholic beverage?
The Honourable Margarita Elizabeth Rose Alleyne Armstrong-Jones is the daughter of Viscount and Viscountess Linley. She was given the names of her grandmother (a variant of Margaret) and great-grandmother (both of whom died just months before she was born), her great-aunt and a name that has been in her mother's family for generations.
This is also a Scandinavian name.
The meaning "daisy flower" is wrong. The name comes from the Latin margarita/margaritae, that means "pearl". See Phedro's tale "pullum ad margaritam" (the chicket speaking with the pearl").
The Greek word "margarites" means "pearl" and this meaning has also come into use in Bulgaria. Besides the Bulgarian word for "pearls", which is "perli" ("perla" is the singular), the word "margarit" also means "pearls" in Bulgarian.
In Bulgarian "margarita" means "daisy", "marguerite". That is why "Margarita" has a nameday on Palm Sunday (the Sunday before Easter) - the day of flowers and willows (the names of the other trees also have a nameday).
There is an island in the Carrebean Sea, which is called "Margarita". "Margarita" is famous for its white-pink sand. The name of the island comes from Greek and means "pearl". Actually in the past there were many pearly mussels in the sea around the island.
Rita Haywort a famous sex symbol and her birth name was Margarita Carmen.
Margarita is also a Russian name, though very uncommon. My name is Margarita, but I have never come across any Russian women with this name under the age of fifty. I guess it used to be more popular in the past. The three standard Russian nicknames for Margarita are Rita (Ree-ta), Margosha and Margo.
A famous Margarita, if you can call it that, is a like named character in Mikhail Bulgakov's anti-Stalinist text "The Master and Margarita". Certainly nice usage of the name. ^_^
I think this name is sooooooooooo beautiful. A really, really, nice name. I love it.
Ok, well the name Margarita actually originated from old Rome and it means a 'pearl' so anyone whose name is Margarita (including me) just know that you are VERY EXPENSIVE! LOL
Means the flower "daisy".
Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma is the daughter of Prince Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma and Princess Irene of Lippe-Biesterfeld (The sister of queen Beatrix of the Netherlands).
Just for the record, margaritas are made of tequila, triple sec and lemon and lime juice!
A beautiful Bulgarian name. Its meaning in Bulgarian comes from the Bulgarian word for DAISY - MARGARITA. The name day is celebrated on ALL Flowers Day which is the Sunday before Easter. The association between 'Margarita' and the alcohol beverage, as well as between 'Margarita' and the pizza type is as meaningful as the correlation between Victoria and Victoria's secret. I myself intend to call my daughter Margarita.
My name is Margarita. I spent my whole childhood hating it because of being teased about being named after an alcoholic beverage. Although everyone called me Margaret, Marg, Meg or Maggie, everyone was fascinated by my "real" name (but in a bad way) and joked about it. My teachers generally loved the name and insisted on calling me Margarita, which just added to my embarrasment. Now I still don't like it, and always try to go by Margaret, which, if not beautiful, is at least a more reasonable name.
Well, Margarita is MY name, and I'm surprised to see that some people who share the same name don't like it. I think you should carry your name with pride! But other than that, yes Margarita is an alcoholic drink, but Margarita is a cocktail full of warmth, charm and wit!
So think twice before you decide to hate your name! (and do some research on it as well)
I think I have a right to dislike the name, and I did do research on it, thank you very much. For one thing, it is Greek, not Roman, and I was aware that it meant "pearl."

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