Margaret

Margaret is an English female name which comes from Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning “pearl”, which either derives from Sanskrit manyari or from an Iranian source. Nicknames: Marge, Margie/Margy, Maggie, Midge, Madge, Mame, Mamie, May, Peg, Megan, Peggy/Peggie, Molly Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Marjorie (English) Marjory (English) Margery (English) Margarita (Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Late Roman, Greek) Margarid (Armenian) Margarit (Armenian)…

Megan

Megan is a Welsh female name, originally used as a diminutive of Margaret, which comes from Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning “pearl” ultimately derived from Sanskrit manyari. Nicknames: Meg, Meggie Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Meghan (English) Meaghan (English) Meagan (English) Maegan (English) Maeghan (English) Margaret (English) Marjorie (English) Marjory (English) Margery (English) Margarita (Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Late Roman, Greek) Margarid…

Terumi

Terumi is a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: teru 煕 “shine” + mi 巳 “sign of the Snake”, which is a shortened form of hemi 蛇 meaning “snake, serpent”; teru 光 “light, shine, gleam” + mi 美 “beauty, beautiful” (*for girls only); teru 昭 “shining, bright” + mi 三 “three” (*for boys only); teru 照 “illuminate, shine” + mi 己 “self” (*for boys only);…

Cordelia

Cordelia is the name of the heroine of Shakespeare’s tragic play, King Lear (1606), the youngest of King Lear‘s three daughter and his favorite, though that didn’t stop him from banishing her when she didn’t shower him with affection as her older sisters did for one third of the kingdom to be divided among them. Shakespeare based…

Jory

Jory is a Cornish male name, the Cornish form of George which is the English form of Ancient Greek Georgios meaning “farmer, earthworker” via georgos made up from Greek elements ge (earth) and ergon (work). As a female given name, Jory could be used as a short form of Marjory, a variant spelling of Marjorie (a Medieval English variant of Margery) which comes from Margaret via Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning “pearl” ultimately derived…

Marguerite

Marguerite is the French form of Margaret which comes from Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning “pearl” ultimately derived from Sanskrit manyari. Marguerite is also the French word for the oxeye daisy. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Margaret (English) Margot (French) Margaux (French)  

Greta

Greta is a female given name, originating as a nickname for Margareta, a variant of Margaret which comes from Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning “pearl” ultimately derived from Sanskrit manyari.  Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Gretta (English) Grete (German, Norwegian, Danish) Gretchen (English, German) Gretel (German diminutive of Grete)  

Molly

Molly originally started out as a diminutive of Mary (which comes from Hebrew Miriam, a name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” or “obstinacy”, and “wished for child”. It’s also possible that it might be derived from an Egyptian source either meaning “beloved” from myr, or from mr “love”) and Margaret (which comes…

Coral

Coral is used to describe the hard skeleton left behind by marine polyps that forms a larger structure like a reef or an atoll. The name comes from Ancient Greek korallion (coral), of uncertain etymology though it could be derived from a Semitic source, from Hebrew goral (small pebble) or Arabic garal (small stone). Coral also refers to a pinkish, orange and red…