Mairead Name Meaning & Origin

Mairead

Pronunciation: mah-RAYD (key)

Origin of the name Margaret:

From the Greek Margarītēs, which is derived from maragon (a pearl).

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Related Names:

Maisie, Margaret, Maisy, Maizie, Mazie

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Nicknames for Mairead

I know a girl who goes by Maidie (maid-E)
Merry
Since Mairead is a derivative of Margaret you could always use "Maggie" or "Margot" as nicknames.
Maisie is derived from Mairéad
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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

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