Mairead Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Margaret:
From the Greek Margarītēs, which is derived from maragon (a pearl).
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Mairead is a really cute name - and nickname Maidie is even cuter!
Everything about this name is so adorable and so beautiful! It is so uncommon! At first I thought it way May-reed not Mah-rayd! I really don't think the mispronunciation is all that bad, it isn't ugly. It's almost as cute and pretty as the correct way!
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My sister is named Mairead. When we were kids, she had a lot of trouble explaining the pronunciation of her name to people. We started saying, "it rhymes with parade," but it was still a pain. As adults, though, I think it is really pretty.
I know a Mairead who also says "It rhymes with parade". It worked until someone got confused between "parade" and "promenade", and called her "Momenade".
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I know a girl who goes by Maidie (maid-E)
Since Mairead is a derivative of Margaret you could always use "Maggie" or "Margot" as nicknames.
Maisie is derived from Mairéad
- Meanings and history of the name Mairead: | Edit
"The Irish form of Margaret, it became popular around the fourteenth century." -babynamesofireland.com
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Mairead Corrigan Maguire (b. 1944), Irish Nobel Peace Prize winner (1976)
Mairead Ni Dhomhnaill, renowned traditional singer from Ireland
Mairead Nesbitt, Irish fiddler- feisty fiddler of Celtic Woman
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