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What does Margarita mean?

Margarita Pronunciation of Margarita [mar-gari-ta] as a name for girls is of Greek origin, and Margarita means "pearl". Margarita is a variant form of Margaret (Greek): a saint's name. See also Rita.

Associated with: greek.


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

19 more alternative forms via Margaret: Margalit, Margarethe, Margarida, Margeret, Margeretta, Margerie, Margerita, Marghretta, Margisia, Margit, Margita, Margret, Margrete, Margreth, Margrett, Margrid, Margrit, Marguita and Markita.

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Middle name pairings:
Margarita Liliana (M.L.), ..

How popular is Margarita?

Margarita is a very popular first name for females (#306 out of 4276, Top 7%) and a slightly less popular last name for both adults and children (#102691 out of 150436, Top 68%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Margarita reached its peak position of #381 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, and is currently at #1698. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Margarita (#1698 from recent data) rated in the Top 2000 are Margaret (#154 from recent data), Rita (#1282), Marguerita, Margrett, Marguerite, Markita, Margrete, Margherita, Margaretta, Margarete, Margarette, Margarite, Margeret and Margret. These forms of Margarita were at the height of their popularity during the years 1890-1899 (average #1080) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1808, down 97%), with forms such as Rita falling out of fashion.

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

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

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

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

Similar Names

Margarita is pronounced similarly to Margherite and Margurite. Other suggested similar names are Barbarit (see Barbara), Barbarita, Carmalita, Carmarit (see Carmel), Macaria, Macarisa, Maccaria, Makaria, Maralina, Marcharie, Marchita, Marcita, Margeree, Margerey, Margery, Margred, Marialisa, Mariquita, Marita, Marjerie (see Margery), Marjori, Marjorie, Markaisa, Marlaina, Marmara, Marquita, Marsalina, Marsita, Martita, Maurita and Morganica. These names tend to be less commonly used than Margarita.

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