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Mairead - Meaning of Mairead

What does Mairead mean?

Meaning of the name MaireadMargaretDaisyMaggieMeganGretaMargotMaisiePerlaMarjorieEttaMargaritaMarkitaPeggyMaeganMarettaMariettaMargretMargoMeaganMargeRitaMargarettaGretchenMeghan

[ 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).

Variations of Mairead include Etta (Scottish), Maretta (English and Scottish), and Marietta (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.

See also the related categories, anglicized and gaelic.

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 2017.

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)"

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