[ 2 syll. mai-rea(d), ma-ire-ad ] The baby girl name Mairead is pronounced as MAA-Rey-D †. Mairead is of Old Greek origin. It is used mainly in the English, Gaelic, and Scottish languages. In Scotland, the Gaelic Mairead has been Anglicized as Marietta and Maretta, which have subsequently given rise to the short form Etta.
In addition, Mairead is a variation (English, Gaelic, and Scottish) of Margaret (English and Scottish).
The origin and meaning of Mairead is inherited by all variant forms.
Maisie (familiar form in English, Gaelic, and Scottish) is another variant of Mairead.
Mairead is a baby girl name of irregular use. It is not listed in the top 1000. Among the family of girl names directly linked to Mairead, Margaret was the most widely used in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Mairead include Maarathe, Maarit, Maighread, Mairéad, Manreet, Marathe, Marcia, Mardee, Mardey, Mardi, Mardie, Mardy, Mared, Maret, Marete, Marette, Mariette, Marit, Marta, and Marte.
† Pronunciation for Mairead: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)"