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What does Margarete mean?

Margarete Pronunciation of Margarete [mar-garete] as a girls' name is a Greek name, and Margarete means "pearl". Margarete is a variant form of Margaret (Greek): a saint's name.

Associated with: greek.


Margarete has 13 variants: Margareta, Margaretta, Margarette, Margarit, Margarita, Margarite, Margaruite, Margharita, Margherita, Marguarette, Marguarita, Marguerita and Marguerite.

16 more different relations via Margaret: Margalit, Margarethe, Margarida, Margeret, Margeretta, Margerie, Margerita, Marget, Margette, Marghretta, Margred, Margret, Margrete, Margreth, Margrett and Margrit.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Margarete Ariyah (M.A.), ..

How popular is Margarete?

Margarete is a very prominent first name for women (#1798 out of 4276, Top 42%) but an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Margarete reached its top position of #898 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Margarete name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Margarete outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Margaret (#154 last year), Margaretta, Margarette, Margarita (#1698), Margarite, Margeret, Marget, Margherita, Margret, Margrete, Margrett, Marguerita and Marguerite are the popular alternative forms of Margarete. These forms of Margarete reached the peak of their popularity in the 1890s (adoption of 4.7%) and have become significantly less conventional since (adoption 0.1%, 97% less).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Margarete, Margaret, Margaretta, Margarette, Margarita in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Margarite, Margeret, Marget, Margherita, Margret in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Margrete, Margrett, Marguerita, Marguerite in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Margaret outside U.S.

Similar Names

Margarete is alike in pronunciation to Margherite and Margurite. Other suggested similar names are Madalene, Magaley, Magalie, Mahalee, Maighread, Malloree, Marabel, Marabelle, Marcee, Marcele, Marcharie, Marcheta, Marchieta (see Margaret), Marcilee, Maree, Marette, Marga, Margalo, Margaux, Marge, Marged, Margeen, Margeree, Margerey, Margery, Margey, Margie, Margies (see Margaret), Margit, Margita, Margize, Margot, Margrid, Marialena, Mariane, Marianne, Maribeth, Marieke, Mariet, Mariette, Marilee, Marilene, Marjanne, Marjerie (see Margery), Marjorey (see Margaret), Marjorie, Markee, Markeeta, Marketa, Marlane, Marlayne, Marlee, Marleene, Marlele, Marlette, Marnee, Marnette, Marqueta, Marrilee, Marte, Marvadene, Marvele, Maryanne, Marybeth, Marylee, Maurene, Mazarine, Merree, Morgaine, Morgance, Morgane, Morganne and Morgayne. These names tend to be less commonly used than Margarete.

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