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Name Märta

Meaning:the pearlTools:

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About the name Märta in particular

Languages of use:Scandinavian
Is short form of:Margareta
US 2015 rank:not in the Top 1000; other popularity lists see below
Similarly written:Marta, Márta, Arta, Earta, Mara, Mara, Marfa, Marga, Maria, María     Details
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About Margarete, the group of names with the same origin as Märta

Meaning/translation:the pearl
Language of origin:Old Greek
Info about origin:known in the Middle Ages as the name of Saint Margaret of Antioch (3th/4th century AD)
 the greek word margarites might come from a Persian word with the meaning child of light (from a belief that a pearl is a drop of dew transformed by moonlight)
Words:margarites = the pearl  Old Greek
Topics:14 Holy Helpers
Variants' top ranks:1:Margaret England+Wales 1944,  3:Megan England+Wales 1998,  4:Marit Norway 2015,  4:Malgorzata Poland 2012,  5:Margareta Sweden 2014,  5:Margarita Mexico 2008,  7:Rita Belgium 2013,  7:Greta Italy 2014,  7:Margrethe Greenland 2011,  8:Margit Hungary 2014
Name variants:Greta, Gréta, Gretchen, Grete, Gretel, Grethe, Grit, Gritli, Gritt, Gritta, Maarit, Maegan, Maggie, Maggy, Magret, Mairead, Maisie, Maisy, Malgorzata, Marga, Margaret, Margareta, Margarete, Margaretha, Margarethe, Margarida, Margarita, Margaritha, Margaux, Marge, Margery, Margherita, Margie, Margit, Margitta, Margot, Margret, Margrét, Margrete, Margreth, Margrethe, Margrit, Margrith, Margritha, Margrjet, Marguerite, Marit, Marjorie, Markéta, Märta, Meagan, Meaghan, Meg, Megan, Megane, Meggy, Meghan, Merete, Meta, Peggy, Reta, Rita   Sortable list   Details

Popularity lists that contain the name Märta

SwedenGraph2015 72,  2014 74,  2013 73,  2012 70,  2011 642010 71,  2009 79,  2008 86,  2007 83,  2006 96,  2005 94
Sweden prevalence 2014 84