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Name Meghan

Meaning:the pearlTools:

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Languages of use:English
US 2013 rank:not in the Top 1000; other popularity lists see below
Similarly written:Meaghan, Megan, Bethan, Eoghan, Ethan, Kegan, Maegan, Meagan, Mega, Megane     Details
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About Margarete, the group of names with the same origin as Meghan

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,  9:Margrét Iceland 2003 to 2007,  10:Margarida Portugal 2013,  11:Greta Italy 2013,  13:Marjorie England+Wales 1924,  14:Maisie England+Wales 2010,  16:Rita Portugal 2010,  19:Marit Netherlands 2005,  19:Gréta Hungary 2010
Name variants:Greta, Gréta, Gretchen, Grete, Gretel, Grethe, Grit, Gritli, Gritt, Gritta, 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, Margrit, Margrith, Margritha, Margrjet, Marguerite, Marit, Marjorie, Märta, Meagan, Meaghan, Meg, Megan, Megane, Meggy, Meghan, Merete, Meta, Peggy, Reta, Rita   Sortable list   Details

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Scotland1999 96,  1998 94
USA decades1990-1999 104,  1980-1989 76
USA yearly2012 884,  2011 737,  2010 560,  2009 493,  2008 452,  2007 373,  2006 322,  2005 267,  2004 217,  2003 192,  2002 176,  2001 163,  2000 136,  1999 129,  1998 121,  1997 113,  1996 113,  1995 112,  1994 100
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