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gretchen

DIMINUTIVE OF:
margareta, 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)

Usage

  • danishdanish
  • englishenglish
  • finnishfinnish
  • germangerman
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
margrÉt, margarita, margareta, margaretha, margarete, margarethe, margit, Margith, Margitt, Merete, Merethe, Merit, Merita, Mereta, Meretha, Margaritha
english
margaret, margery, margaretta, marjorie, marjory, Megalyn, MAGALY
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
norwegian
margarita, margareta, margaretha, margarete, margarethe, margit, Margith, Margitt, Margjit, Magret, Merete, Merethe, Merit, Merita, Mereta, Mæret, Mærret, Marketa
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
norwegian
Margido, Margon
swedish
Margido, Margon
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
megan, greta, 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
english
megan, greta, 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
finnish
greta, rita, grete, gretel, marga, reetta, margot, marit, maisie, meta, maarit, margret, margrete, margrethe, gretha, maret, maaret, Madicken, Märta, Mertta, Märtha, Margreta, Magreta
german
gritt, megan, greta, margrit, rita, grete, gretel, grethe, margot, marit, meta, margret, gretha, mädchen, Eta, Grit, Gritli, Madita, Gretl
norwegian
megan, greta, 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
swedish
megan, greta, 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
catalan
margarida, Margalida
croatian
margareta
czech
markÉta, Markit, Markétka
dutch
margareta, margaretha, margreet, Margrietje
esperanto
margareto
estonian
margarete, margareeta
faroese
margit
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
italian
margarita, margherita
kazakh
meruwert
latin
margarita
latvian
margarita, margita, Margrieta
lithuanian
margarita
old danish
margareta, margaretha, Merete, Merethe
old norse
margrÉt, margareta, Margréta
old swedish
margareta, margaretha, Marghit, Marget, Märeta, Mæreta, Mæretta, Märita, Mærætha
polish
margita, małgorzata
portuguese
margarida
romanian
margareta, mărgărita
russian
margarita
sami - lapps
Márgget, Mágredá, Magredá, Meret
scottish
Maighread, Mairearad
slovak
markÉta, margita
slovene
margaret, margarita, margareta, margita, margarete, margit, marjeta
spanish
margarita, MAGALY
ukrainian
Marharyta

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

8
Numerological Values:
8

A person with name-number 8 is ambitious, confident, practical and has a great ability to execute plans. They are achievers and seek to reach the top of their field through hard work.

Chakra Number:
8: The number of the Chakra "Etheric Body"

At the base of the skull or Cerebellum and is also found to be linked to the causal chakra just above the crown chakra to the left in the etheric body. This center enables the individual to achieve advanced out-of-body projection, etheric projection, spiritual perception, and spiritual wisdom. I use the word spiritual here because these abilities and ideas are larger than the self and the earth and is were the ability of remote viewing resides.

Color meaning:

Black is the color of the hidden, the secretive and the unknown, creating an air of mystery. It keeps things bottled up inside, hidden from the world. In color psychology the meaning of the color black is protection from external emotional stress. It creates a barrier between itself and the outside world, providing comfort while protecting its emotions and feelings, and hiding its vulnerabilities, insecurities and lack of self-confidence. In times of fear and uncertainty black contains the energy of the threatening unknown. In a positive state, black is seen as a restful emptiness into which anything may emerge and disappear once again. It is also mysterious, providing a sense of potential and possibility.

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