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About the Name Margaret

This eMedTV article provides a detailed overview of the name Margaret, including its origin and meaning.

Margaret is also a boy name. Click here for information on the boy name Margaret.

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Meanings and Variations

Margaret is from Greek meaning Pearl.
Alternates for Margaret include: Greta, Gretak Gretchen, Gretel, Grethel, Gretta, Madge, Mag, Maggi, Maggie, and Maggy
Margaret is associated with these categories: Queen, Saint, and Old Fashioned
Famous people named Margaret
Margaret Atwood, Author

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