First name origins & meanings:

  1. Greek, Persian, Hebrew, Irish, Latin: Child of light; pearl; jewel
  2. Greek: Pearl; precious

First name variations: Maggie, Maggy, Magee, Mag, Margery, Margareta, Margarita, Margita, Margory, Marjorie, Marjory, Marget, Margret, Margette, Margalo, Marguerite, Margarida, Margiad, Margherita, Margarethe, Maergrethe, Margaretha, Margalith, Mairghread, Margo, Marjoe, Marga, Margot, Margaux, Marge, Margie, Marta, Madge, Mamie, Maymie, Maisie, Meg, Meggie, Midge, Gretchen, Gretel, Gretle, Greta, Grete, Garet, Peg, Peggy, Reta, Margaret, Reeta, Reta, Rheta, Rhetta

Last name origin & meaning:

Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Catalan: from the female personal name Rita, a reduced form of Margharita ‘Margaret’, chosen in particular in honor of a 15th-century Italian saint who bore the name in this form.

Famous people with this first name: Rita Wilson

This name appears in the following lists: Black History/Civil Rights Leaders, Artists, Poets, Saints, Silver Screen

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