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Name Margaret

Meaning:the pearlTools:

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About the name Margaret in particular

Gender:female
Languages of use:English
Diminutives:Maegan, Maisy, Marge, Megan
Short forms:Maggy, Meg
Saints:Margaret of Antioch
US 2015 rank:#154     ... 152:Nicole, 153:Payton, 154:Margaret, 155:Mariah, 156:Eden ...     Full US 2015 list
Similarly written:Margareta, Margarete, Margret, Margrét, Magret, Margaretha, Margarethe, Margarita, Margrete, Margreth     Details
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About Margarete, the group of names with the same origin as Margaret

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
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SeriesGraphRankings
England+Wales decadesGraph1964 39,  1954 4,  1944 1,  1934 1,  1924 11914 2,  1904 7
IrelandGraph2001 951999 97
USA decadesGraph2000-2009 137,  1990-1999 107,  1980-1989 95,  1970-1979 101,  1960-1969 53
USA prevalence 1990 9
USA yearlyGraph2015 154,  2014 169,  2013 180,  2012 178,  2011 187,  2010 182,  2009 187,  2008 177,  2007 173,  2006 160,  2005 151,  2004 133,  2003 128,  2002 129,  2001 118,  2000 110,  1999 110,  1998 114,  1997 110,  1996 105,  1995 104,  1994 106,  1993 102
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