From a Greek word meaning a pearl. Margaretta, Margery, and Madge are formed from Margaret. Mairearad is the Gaelic form of Margaret. Marsali is the Gaelic form of Margery. Retta is a female name abbreviated from Margaretta. Compare this name to the Finnish name "Reta," of a similar origin.
Possible Related Names
Margret Bancks, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
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