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What does Margarite mean?

Margarite /mar-gar-ite/ as a girls' name is of Greek and French derivation, and Margarite means "pearl". Margarite is a variant form, with the suffix -ite, of Margaret (Greek): a saint's name. Margarite is also a variant of Marguerite (French).


Margarite has 14 variants: Margareta, Margarete, Margaretta, Margarette, Margarit, Margarita, Margaruite, Margharita, Margherita, Margherite, Marguarette, Marguarita, Marguerita and Margurite.

Margarite has 19 more related forms via Margaret, Marguerite: Margalit, Margarethe, Margarida, Margeret, Margerie, Margerita, Margette, Margie, Margit, Margita, Margize, Margret, Margrete, Margreth, Margrett, Margrid, Margrit, Marguita and Marjorie.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Maegarite, Magarite, ..

(male) Margarick, Margarni, ..

How popular is Margarite?

Margarite is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2176 out of 4276, Top 51%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history of Margarite for girls. Margarite reached its apex rank of #1103 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the history of the girl name Margarite and corresponding names. Margaret (#169 via latest list), Marjorie (#721), Margarita (#1628), Margurite, Margrete, Margrett, Marguerita, Margret, Marguerite, Margherita, Margaretta, Margarete, Margarette, Margeret and Margie are the prominent variation forms of Margarite. These relations of Margarite were popular as birth names 124 years ago (usage of 4.8%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.2%, down 97%), with versions like Margaret going out of style.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Margarita, Margeret, Margherita, Margie, Margret in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Barbarit (see Barbara), Barbarita, Carmarit (see Carmel), Macarisa, Maccaria, Magalie, Magdaline, Maggali, Maggie, Malorie, Maralina, Maraline, Maraville (see Marvell), Marceline, Marcharie, Marchita, Marcie, Marcine, Marcita, Marette, Marga, Marge, Margeree, Margeretta (see Margaret), Margerey, Margery, Marget, Marghretta (see Margaret), Margi, Margies (see Margaret), Margot, Margred, Mariane, Marianne, Marice, Mariette, Marine, Marise, Marit, Marjerie (see Margery), Marjori, Markaisa, Markita, Marlaina, Marlane, Marlayne, Marlie, Marlise, Marmara, Marnette, Marnie, Marquise, Marrilee, Marrin, Marris, Marsalina, Marsita, Marte, Marthine, Martie, Martine, Martita, Marvadene, Maryanne, Maurie, Maurine, Maurise, Maurita, Mazarine, Meradith, Merrie, Morgaine, Morgane, Morganica and Morgayne. These names tend to be less commonly used than Margarite.