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greta

LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > hellenic > greek
ORIGIN:
greek 
NAME ROOT:
MARGARī́TēS (MAñJARī) (MARVâRID)
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
MARGARī́TēS ‎(μαργᾰρῑ́της) MAñJARī (मञ्जरी) MARVâRID (مروارید)
MEANING:
This name derives from Latin “margarīta” (perla) via Ancient Greek “margarī́tēs ‎(μαργᾰρῑ́της)”, meaning “pearl”, from the name of a legendary third century Saint. The word is related to “marg” from “marq” or “marka”, meaning "chicken", probably because pearls looked like small bird eggs. It became less popular between the 16th century and 18th century, but became more common again after this period, becoming the second most popular name in the United States in 1903. It may be related to the Sanskrit word “mañjarī” (cluster of flowers, pearl) or it may be related to the Persian “marvârid” (a pearl or daughter of light). 1) Blessed Margaret of Castello (1287–1320) is an Italian Roman Catholic Church patron of the poor, crippled, and the unwanted. 2) Saint Margaret of Scotland (~ 1045–1093), also known as Margaret of Wessex and Queen Margaret of Scotland, was an English princess of the House of Wessex. Margaret was sometimes called “The Pearl of Scotland”.
KEYWORDS:
FLOWERS / RELIGION (SAINTS)
NAMES DAY:
POLAND January, 12

Usage

  • catalancatalan
  • danishdanish
  • dutchdutch
  • englishenglish
  • faroesefaroese
  • finnishfinnish
  • germangerman
  • italianitalian
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • old danishold danish
  • old swedishold swedish
  • polishpolish
  • sloveneslovene
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
catalan
margarida, Margalida
danish
margrÉt, margarita, margareta, margaretha, margarete, margarethe, margit, Margith, Margitt, Merete, Merethe, Merit, Merita, Mereta, Meretha, Margaritha
dutch
margareta, margaretha, margreet, Margrietje
english
margaret, margery, margaretta, marjorie, marjory, Megalyn, MAGALY
faroese
margit
finnish
margarita, margareta, margaretha, margarete, margarethe, marketta, margareeta, margit, marjeta, Magret, Magreth, Merete, Merethe, Merit, Merita, Meerit, Merette, Meriitta, Meritta, Märit, Marketa, Market, Marke, Markette, Markitta, Marjetta, Marjett, Marjette, Marjet, Margareetta, Margharita
german
margarita, margareta, margaretha, margarete, margarethe, margit, Margaritha
italian
margarita, margherita
norwegian
margarita, margareta, margaretha, margarete, margarethe, margit, Margith, Margitt, Margjit, Magret, Merete, Merethe, Merit, Merita, Mereta, Mæret, Mærret, Marketa
old danish
margareta, margaretha, Merete, Merethe
old swedish
margareta, margaretha, Marghit, Marget, Märeta, Mæreta, Mæretta, Märita, Mærætha
polish
margita, małgorzata
slovene
margaret, margarita, margareta, margita, margarete, margit, marjeta
swedish
margrÉt, margarita, margareta, margaretha, margarete, margarethe, marketta, margit, marjeta, Margith, Margitt, Marjit, Marget, Margeta, Margetha, Margetta, Margette, Magret, Magreth, Merete, Merethe, Merit, Merita, Mereta, Meretha, Märit, Märet, Marketa, Market, Markette, Marjetta, Marjett, Marjette, Marjet, Margarith, Margaritha
MASCULINE
danish
Margon
dutch
Margarethus, Margaretus
norwegian
Margido, Margon
swedish
Margido, Margon
PET & SHORT FORM
catalan
marga
danish
gretchen, megan, mareta, margriet, margrit, rita, grete, gretel, grethe, meaghan, meghan, margaux, marga, gretta, meret, margot, marit, meta, margret, margrete, margretha, margrethe, gretha, maret, marete, maretha, marethe, marrit, Margota, Margoth, Meggie, Metha, Madicken, Margreta, Margrith, Magrit, Gretl
dutch
megan, margriet, griet, greet, greetje, Grietje, Mapje, Map, Marchje, Margje, Metje, Mappie
english
gretchen, megan, rita, maggie, marge, margie, peggy, peggie, marje, maegan, maeghan, meagan, meaghan, meghan, margaux, meg, peg, margo, marga, midge, gretta, jorie, maisy, margret, meghann, Reta, Marlo, Megyn, Meggie
faroese
rita, marit, margret, margretha, margrethe, gretha, marið, Margreta, Margrið
finnish
gretchen, rita, grete, gretel, marga, reetta, margot, marit, maisie, meta, maarit, margret, margrete, margrethe, gretha, maret, maaret, Madicken, Märta, Mertta, Märtha, Margreta, Magreta
german
gretchen, gritt, megan, margrit, rita, grete, gretel, grethe, margot, marit, meta, margret, gretha, mädchen, Eta, Grit, Gritli, Madita, Gretl
italian
rita, Ghita
norwegian
gretchen, megan, mareta, margriet, margrit, rita, grete, gretel, grethe, marga, margot, marit, meta, margret, margrete, margretha, margrethe, gretha, grethel, maret, Margodt, Margoth, Metha, Madicken, Margreta, Magreta, Magte
old danish
margrete, margrethe
old swedish
Margta, Märta
polish
marzena, małgosia, małgośka, gośka, gosia, gosieńka, Małgorzatka, marzenka, marzenko, Małgocha
slovene
grete, marga, meta, Megi, Greti, Gretica, Gretka, Margaretka, Marjetica, Marjetka, Metka, Meti
swedish
gretchen, megan, mareta, margriet, margrit, rita, grete, gretel, grethe, meaghan, meghan, margaux, marga, gretta, margot, marit, maisie, meta, margret, margrete, margretha, margrethe, gret, greth, gretha, grethel, maret, marete, mareth, maretha, marett, maretta, marette, marrit, Margau, Margota, Margoth, Margott, Margotte, marg, Margta, Meggie, Meggy, Metha, Madicka, Madicken, Madiken, Madikken, Märta, Merta, Mertha, Märtha, Margreta, Margrith, Margritt, Magrit, Magreta

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
albanian
margarita, marjeta
armenian
margarit
basque
bitxilore
belarusian
Marharyta
bulgarian
margarita
croatian
margareta
czech
markÉta, Markit, Markétka
esperanto
margareto
estonian
margarete, margareeta
french
marguerite, magali, magalie, MAGALY
galician
margarida
greenlandic
margit, Merete, Makkaritta, Mákalíta
hungarian - magyar
margita, margit, margarÉta
icelandic
margrÉt, margit, Margrjet
irish
Mairéad, Mairghréad, Mairead
kazakh
meruwert
latin
margarita
latvian
margarita, margita, Margrieta
lithuanian
margarita
old norse
margrÉt, margareta, Margréta
portuguese
margarida
romanian
margareta, mărgărita
russian
margarita
sami - lapps
Márgget, Mágredá, Magredá, Meret
scottish
Maighread, Mairearad
slovak
markÉta, margita
spanish
margarita, MAGALY
ukrainian
Marharyta

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

6
Numerological Values:
6

Number 6 is associated with nurturing, sympathy, balance, civic sense and responsibility. People with name-number 6 place high priority on family. They are also willing to shoulder responsibilities and execute them in the best manner possible.

Chakra Number:
6: The number of the Third Eye "Ajna"

Indigo is the color of the sixth energy centre - your third eye chakra. It is the color that opens the consciousness and brings awareness to higher planes and connects us with the spiritual world. Discover the hidden meanings within this deep blue color.

Color meaning:

The color indigo is the color of intuition and perception and is helpful in opening the third eye. It promotes deep concentration during times of introspection and meditation, helping you achieve deeper levels of consciousness. It is a color which relates to the "New Age" - the ability to use the Higher Mind to see beyond the normal senses with great powers of perception. It relies on intuition rather than gut feeling.

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