Mairead Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Margaret:
From the Greek Margarītēs, which is derived from maragon (a pearl).
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- Nicknames for Mairead
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
The only thing i don't like about my name is it is not easily nickname-able.
- Meanings and history of the name Mairead
"The Irish form of Margaret, it became popular around the fourteenth century." -babynamesofireland.com
- Famous real-life people named Mairead
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
- Mairead in song, story & screen