Mairead Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Margaret:
From the Greek Margarītēs, which is derived from maragon (a pearl).
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Madeira and Mairead are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.
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!
- Personal experiences with the name Mairead
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".
My name is Mairead and mispronunciation doesn't bother me too much and like the person above me i say it's like parade but with a M. I like my name, helps me stand out. I'm a person who really values being unique and creative so i think my name is well suited to me.
- 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