What does Margherita mean?
Margherita [margheri-ta] as a girls' name has its roots in Greek and French, and Margherita means "pearl". Margherita is an alternate spelling of Margaret (Greek): a saint's name. Margherita is also a form of Marguerite (French). See also Ghita.
Associated with: greek.
(female) Margherina, ..
(male) Margherity, .. Middle name pairings:
Margherita Tamia (M.T.), ..
How popular is Margherita?
Margherita is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3305 out of 4276, Top 77%) and also a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#136783 out of 150436, Top 91%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Margherita entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its top position of #1973 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Marcheta, Margaret (#154 from current records), Margarete, Margaretta, Margarette, Margarita (#1698), Margarite, Margeret, Marguerita, Marguerite and Margurite are the prominent alternative forms of Margherita. Other forms, like Margareta, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Margherita was well-received among parents in the 1890s (median #1129) and has become significantly diminished since (#1821, 97% less usage).
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Barbarita, Carmelita, Catherina, Cherita, Janerita (see Jane), Katherina, Magdelina, Mahelia, Manuelita, Marcelina, Marcenia (see Marcene), Marcharie, Marchella, Marchery, Marchesa, Marchessa, Marchieta (see Margaret), Marchita, Marcita, Mareina, Mareisa, Maretta, Margalit, Margarethe, Margeree, Margerey, Margery▼, Marget, Margette, Margisia (see Margaret), Margit, Margred, Margret▼, Margrete, Margreth, Margrett, Margrid, Marhta, Marietta▼, Mariquita, Marita, Marjerie (see Margery), Marjery, Marjori, Marjorie▼, Markeeta, Marketa, Marketta, Markita, Marleina, Marnetta, Marqueta, Marquetta, Marquita▼, Marshella, Marsita, Marteina (see Martina), Marthena, Martita, Maryetta, Maurita, Mersera, Miguelita, Parthenia and Sherita. These names tend to be less commonly used than Margherita.See names in meaning and etymology.