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Gender Feminine
Usage Welsh, English
Pronounced Pron. MEHG-ən(English)
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Meaning & History

Welsh diminutive of MARGARET. In the English-speaking world outside of Wales it has only been regularly used since the middle of the 20th century.

Related Names

VariantsMaegan, Meagan, Meaghan, Meghan, Maeghan(English)
DiminutiveMeg(English)
Other Languages & CulturesMargarid, Margarit(Armenian) Marharyta(Belarusian) Margarita(Bulgarian) Margarida(Catalan) Margareta(Croatian) Markéta(Czech) Margareta, Margit, Margrethe, Grete, Grethe, Margarethe, Merete, Meta, Mette(Danish) Margaretha, Margriet, Greet, Greetje, Griet, Margreet(Dutch) Maret, Margit, Mare, Margareeta, Reet(Estonian) Maarit, Margareta, Marketta, Margareeta, Reeta, Reetta(Finnish) Marguerite, Margot(French) Margarida(Galician) Margareta, Margarete, Margaretha, Margarethe, Margit, Greta, Gretchen, Grete, Margrit, Meta(German) Margarita(Greek) Margalit(Hebrew) Margaréta, Margit, Gitta, Gréta(Hungarian) Margrét, Gréta(Icelandic) Mairéad(Irish) Margherita, Greta, Rita(Italian) Margarita(Late Roman) Margarita(Latvian) Margreet, Greet(Limburgish) Margarita, Greta(Lithuanian) Margaid, Paaie(Manx) Meggy(Medieval English) Margareta, Margit, Margrete, Margrethe, Grete, Grethe, Marit, Marita, Meta, Mette(Norwegian) Margarida(Occitan) Małgorzata, Gosia, Greta, Małgosia, Marzena(Polish) Margarida(Portuguese) Margareta(Romanian) Margarita(Russian) Maighread, Mairead, Maisie, Peigi(Scottish) Margaréta, Margita, Markéta(Slovak) Margareta, Marjeta(Slovene) Margarita, Rita(Spanish) Margareta, Margit, Greta, Marit, Marita, Märta, Merit, Meta(Swedish) Marharyta(Ukrainian)

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