Margareta

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latinate variant of Margarete (Margaret).

Proper nounEdit

Margareta

  1. A female given name.

NorwegianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Margareta

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Margaret, rare in this official form.

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SwedishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Margarita, from Ancient Greek μαργαρίτης (margaritēs, pearl). First recorded in Sweden around 1100. Cognate with English Margaret.

Proper nounEdit

Margareta

  1. A female given name.
    • 1997 Majgull Axelsson, Aprilhäxan, Pan (2006), ISBN 9172633298, page 160:
      "Birgitta, Margareta och Christina", sa barnavårdstanten och skrattade ett kacklande litet besökarskratt. "Nu fattas det bara en liten Desirée för att det ska bli precis som på Haga slott..."

Usage notesEdit

  • Popular in the middle of the 20th century, particularly as a middle name.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 251 020 females with the given name Margareta living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.
Last modified on 5 March 2014, at 13:33