Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. MEHG
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Meaning & History

Medieval diminutive of Margaret. It is now also used as a short form of the related name Megan.

Related Names

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) Maret, Margit, Mare, Margareeta, Marge, Merit, Reet, Rita(Estonian) Maarit, Margareta, Marketta, Margareeta, Reeta, Reetta(Finnish) Marguerite, Mégane, Margaux, Margot(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) Maisie(Scottish) Maighread, Mairead, Marsaili, Peigi(Scottish Gaelic) Margaréta, Margita(Slovak) Margareta, Marjeta, Meta(Slovene) Margarita, Rita(Spanish) Margareta, Margit, Greta, Margaretha, Marit, Marita, Märta, Merit, Meta, Rita(Swedish) Marharyta(Ukrainian) Marged, Megan, Mererid, Mared(Welsh)

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Entry updated April 16, 2019